In this issue:
- Advanced Placement Webinars
- Teaching the News
- This Day in History
- Teach the Theme: Debt Ceiling
- Featured Lesson Plans
- FRED in the Classroom: Debt and Deficit
- Mineral-Rich Mongolia
- What is the “Dutch Disease”?
Tennessee is one of only 14 states that require high school students to take a course in personal finance, according to CEE’s Survey of the States biennial report.
“Reality Check,” a program sponsored by the Chattanooga, TN Chamber of Commerce, teaches ninth-grade students how to budget their money. The Chattanooga Times Free Press documented the one-day exercise in an effort to bring attention to the need for financial literacy in high school. Read more…
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.”
Capstone Course of Financial Literacy Framework Equips Students With Necessary Real-World Skills
For many years, Illinois has placed a high priority on the financial literacy of its students, as one of the first states to implement rigorous economic and personal finance standards. This semester, its largest city continues to raise the bar for school systems nationwide: Chicago Public Schools (CPS) introduces a dedicated personal finance course for 12th-graders with resources developed by the Council for Economic Education (CEE). Read more…
Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education recently launched a website to provide financial education training for teachers and other professionals who deliver financial education programs. The website can also be viewed by consumers who are interested in learning more about personal finance topics. Read more…