A recent TIME article explains Oklahoma’s creation of ”one of the most comprehensive statewide school-based financial education programs in the country.” Beginning this May, high-school seniors will be required to have a firm understanding of 14 money management concepts in order to graduate.
The Wall Street Journal reports that while more U.S. students are taking personal finance or economics classes than before, many schools have yet to teach either subject. According to CEE’s newly published Survey of the States, high schools in just 24 states offer economics courses, while 22 states have an economics requirement, little changed from the most recent survey two years ago.
Council for Economic Education’s 2014 Survey of the States Reveals Slow to No Growth
NEW YORK, NY February 12, 2014 – A majority of the public school students in the United States still are not exposed to economics or personal finance education despite the lessons of the recent recession, a new survey shows. Read more…