Sandra Vidales Posted over 1 year ago Make public speaking a part of our school curriculum from kindergarten onward. I agree that public speaking should be practiced more often; I think it should be apart of English class's curriculum! However, some people wouldn't be able to get the hang of it, like, as mentioned by others, those with social anxiety or speech impediments. In my AVID class last year, we did a public speaking unit and it was mandatory that everyone give speeches and presentations. My friends, who are more timid than me, absolutely hated it; despite being as smart as they are, they never learned from all our lessons. As for me, the unit really helped me become more outgoing and less insecure. Granted, I'm still somewhat shy and socially awkward if my friends aren't around, but I am able to speak in public with confidence.