I agree with post 3. I think it is important for all students to experience some type of finance course. An brief introduction to business practices might be interesting and helpful, but I don't think students should be forced to take a course focused solely on business. While it is important for students to understand the basics of how businesses work and the politics behind them, a brief introduction is really all that is necessary unless the student shows a particular interest in learning more. A class on personal finance might be more appropriate. Many high schools do offer personal financing classes and some force students to take such a course. In this economy, learning how to manage money and other resources is essential.