Monday, December 26, 2016

Who teaches the teachers?

The Raleigh News & Observer has a great article this week about teaching teachers financial literacy. The piece touches on the difficultly of squeezing personal finance into other curriculum and the need for dedicated training.

Key point:
That lack of preparedness is a real concern because, in North Carolina, personal finance is required to be taught to students from kindergarten through eighth grade as part of their social studies courses. In addition, Wheat said, about 40 percent of a civics and economics course that high school students must pass before they graduate – American History: The Founding Principles, Civics and Economics – is devoted to personal finance and economics.