Orlando Sentinel: Pass Money Course for the sake of Florida's students

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Heather Fitzenhagen, Manny Diaz, Larry Ahern, Karen Castor Dentel, Mike Clelland, Neil Combee, Mark Danish, Dwight Dudley, Dane Eagle, Katie Edwards, Erik Fresen, Eddy Gonzalez, Dave Hood, Ed Hooper, Dave Kerner, Mike La Rosa, Charles McBurney, Jeanette Nunez, Jimmy Patronis, Keith Perry, Kathleen Peters, Ray Pilon, Holly Raschein, Betty Reed, Doc Renuart, David Richardson, Darryl Rouson, David Santiago, Jimmie Smith, Ross Spano, Linda Stewart, Victor Torres, John Wood, Carl Zimmermann

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Dorothy Hukill, Maria Sachs, Gwen Margolis, Wilton Simpson, Jack Latvala, Rob Bradley, Oscar Braynon, Geraldine Thompson, Joseph Abruzzo, Audrey Gibson

Economic heavyweights are worried about Florida students.

Many young Floridians entering college or the workforce simply aren’t prepared for real world economics. They lack the basic money management skills to avoid debt, which impacts employability, financial stability, and our entire economy.

What Lawmakers, Teachers, & Financial Experts are Saying:

Being successful after graduation is directly related to how well we equip our students for success before graduation. This is especially true when it comes to being financially literate in an increasingly complex global economy.”Will Weatherford, Speaker of the Florida House

There is a disconnect between the content taught in a public school system and the skills that are necessary to navigate the 21st Century. Students are leaving school inadequately prepared for a future that grows increasingly uncertain.”Brett Burkey, Teacher at Spanish River H.S.

Research shows that a course in financial literacy, particularly when paired with testing for accountability, definitely results in improved outcomes in student behavior when managing money. ”Lesley Mace, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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