Thursday, December 29, 2016

Why financial literacy legislation fails

The Post-Crescent has a look at attempts to pass financial literacy legislation in Wisconsin over the last few years.  The article is most interesting for listing the reasons legislation like this fails and for providing financial literacy champions a roadmap to follow.

Key point:
Lawmakers in Wisconsin made a run at adding Wisconsin to the list last year. Rep. Scott Krug, R-Nekoosa, and Sen. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green, proposed requiring public schools to include financial literacy in curriculums. Their bills also would have required statewide testing on the subject and financial literacy information to be provided during college orientations.