I was in a meeting today and we were discussing the poor quality staff we have been getting lately (I work with adults who have disabilities), and how the older staff is so frustrated with the younger staff. We are hiring 20 yr olds who don't know how to do laundry, or do dishes or budget or ant household tasks. How are they supposed to teach those BASIC skills to the people we work with, if they don't know them??
My dad runs a concienece store with a pizza resturant on a college campus, so he uses mostly students for staff. He said he had one woman who told him she had never in her life done the dishes and had no idea how to. And he gets people who came even do basic math to make change, and these people are in college!
It just amazes me what parents are doing to their kids. A child learns nothing if they are not taught. I don't care if your kid is the best football player or the best student or whatever. If they don't have basic skills to function away from mom and dad, they will fail.