Why Students Need Financial Literacy by Brian Page

POSTED: January 16, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Diane Ravitch, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, is a historian of education, an educational policy analyst and a research professor at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She also writes an education blog that is widely read, and sometime closely scrutinized, but the industry.

Today, her blog featured a guest post by Brian Page, award-winning educator, who demonstrates the same passion and drive for education as Ravitch does.

From Page’s post, “I want our children first introduced to complicated financial concepts and contracts by teachers who love them and who are trying to help them, not by someone trying to trick them. Relying on the school of hard knocks should not be an option anymore. It is time a step is added in the ladder to empower future generations to make wise and informed financial choices. Personal Finance should be integrated into every child’s K-12 educational experience, and a course in Personal Finance should be a semester-long high school graduation requirement.”

We couldn’t agree more. Read the full post here, and see what Ravitch has to say on her blog here.

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  • I am a businessman and a Board Member of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. The Ohio Chamber is very supportive of Brian’s initiatives to place more personal finance education into our schools. Youngsters who comprehend the complexities of their own personal finance decisions will, 1. Be more financially stable employees; and, 2. Better understand the finance concepts that make business work well. Nice work, Brian.

    POSTED: January 17, 2013 | BY: Walt Davis

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