Whether you are or aren't a writer, just about everyone has a need to write. Expression, reflection, communication of information, persuasion, entertainment, memory. But is writing for everyone? Why do we teach it (other than to improve the skill of expressing, reflecting, communicating, persuading, entertaining, or remembering)?
Not being an English teacher per se, I realize I build in writing even though my subject area even though it does not necessarily need to be there. So what am I assuming? I am terrible at a number of subject areas from movement to math. Though I was exposed to each one at multiple points on my life's trajectory, I can remember disliking some of them very much. That does not negate the value of trying or learning. But how competent am I in those areas? Why know them?
This is just a question I wanted to put out there because I realize our society is very reliant on writing (and reading), but is this the main reason why we teach it? Any writing teachers or writers wish to respond?