Where do we stand now?
Since the 2018 Survey of the Sates, there have been positive improvements in K-12 personal finance requirements.
|States that have included personal finance in their standards||Number of states that require the implementation of these standards||States that require high school courses to be offered||States that require students take courses||States that require testing|
|2018 Survey of the States||45||37||22||17||7|
About the Survey of the States
Every two years, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) conducts a comprehensive look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States, collecting data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The biennial Survey of the States serves as an important benchmark for our progress, revealing both how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go.
Take action today!
Research shows that requirements are the main driver of economics and personal finance being taught in schools. You can take action to make sure that all of our students – not just those living in states with strong financial education mandates – are equipped with the economic understanding and critical-thinking skills necessary to make informed decisions. Here’s what you can do:
- Access FREE lesson plans, interactive tools, and other classroom resources
- Find in-person professional development opportunities in your state
- Participate in the National Economics Challenge or the National Personal Finance Challenge
- Assess your students’ economic and financial literacy using CEE’s Online Assessment Center
- Use CEE’s advocacy toolkit to encourage your district or state to adopt comprehensive standards in economics and personal finance
- Engage your Chief State School Officer by exposing the problem and the solution
- Learn about programs in place in your state and find schools ready to implement a new program
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