Pin It
Favorite

Money Matters 

Education: Financial literacy in schools

No parents want to see a "D" on their child's report card. But that's the grade Vermont scored in the National Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools, released this summer by Champlain College's Center for Financial Literacy. In fact, "Just 40 percent of states were given grades that you would want your children to bring home from school: grades A or B," states the report. "In too many of our states, our youth receive little, if any, personal finance training in middle school, high school and college." That could change, though, as Vermont and other states align with the Common Core State Standards, which require students to think about real-world math. The report asks: "What's more real than creating a budget, getting a credit card, applying for a loan and saving for retirement?"

National Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools: Read the full report at champlain.edu/centers-of-excellence/center-for-financial-literacy/report-making-the-grade.
  • Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines....

Readers also liked…

More by Carolyn Fox

camps central

The Endeavour Middle School

The Endeavour Middle School

Shelburne, VT

Endeavour students benefit from a world-class educational experience which nurtures character, promotes confidence, inspires creativity and fosters critical thinking skills. We guide each child’s journey in the pursuit of excellence by creating lifelong learners, thoughtful citizens and respectful and caring young adults.…(more)

other camps » learn more »

The Kids Beat

Kids VT says...