Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sad News Out of New Mexico

It looks like the cash-strapped state government in New Mexico is being forced to eliminate financial literacy education positions in the state Treasurer's office.
The Sante Fe New Mexican reports that personal finance instruction for high school students is the latest victim of layoffs linked to the state’s budget crisis..... 'How do I teach financial literacy if I’m not fiscally responsible myself?” Democratic State Treasurer Tim Eichenberg lamented to the paper. “I can’t tell you how saddened I am to cut that program./"
We share the Treasurer's dismay and hope state efforts can get back on track soon.