Thursday, September 1, 2016

Classrooms in the Other 30 States

US News & World Report has an article this week about financial literacy. The article notes that only 20 states require financial literacy education but that doesn't mean educators in other states are not stepping up to the plate.

Key point:
But teachers who do cover financial concepts such as saving and investing find that students even as young as elementary school can grasp – and get excited about – money lessons. "When kids know how money works, they are more careful with their spending and take better care of their things that cost money," says Kristi Ekern, a fifth-grade teacher in the Denver metro area.