Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Jersey Financial Literacy Law

The Courier Post Online covers the first few weeks of the 2011-2012 school year in New Jersey and how a new financial literacy education mandate is being implemented.

Here are some examples of what schools are doing:

West Deptford High School has offered personal finance classes as an elective for at least three years. This year’s freshman class will be the first required to fulfill 2.5 credits in financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy in order to graduate. Washington Township High School has taken the further step of offering a full-year course, as opposed to a half-year class.

The Coalition for Financial Security did a significant amount of grassroots and grasstops organizing around the New Jersey law. It is good to see financial literacy going statewide.