Today’s Wall Street Journal poses the question, “True or False: Many Americans Don’t Understand the Basics of Investing.”
The article cites CEE’s Survey of the States, “As a nation, we’re not even reaching children all that effectively. While 46 states include personal-finance education in state standards, just 36 require those standards to be implemented, and only 13 require students to take a personal-finance course in high school.”
Our nation’s children need basic financial literacy to grow into well-rounded adults who are capable of making well-informed decisions. As the back-to-school frenzy begins, we hope personal finance education is on all teachers’ syllabi.