According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, five years after the financial crisis, frugality is “hip” again and consumers are “hungry” for financial education, citing CEE’s financial literacy outreach efforts.
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In yesterday’s Huffington Post,CEE President and CEO Nan Morrison explains how educators can incorporate economics and personal finance lessons when teaching the new Common Core State Standards.
How much emphasis do you think is placed upon financial literacy in your state? The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College has assigned a grade to each of the 50 states representative of their attempt to provide high school students with basic knowledge of personal finance.
The study was based upon CEE’s Survey of the States, a biennial reports that examines the status of economic education in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to the scale used by CFL Champlain College, nearly 60 percent of states earned a ‘C’ or lower with many states only offering finance courses as electives.