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 Teachers & Financial Experts are Saying:
Financial literacy is vital to the financial success of all but particularly for today’s youth, who will soon be tomorrow’s leaders. It is imperative that before leaving for college or starting their careers, all of Florida’s students understand the basics of how to manage their finances, and I am excited to see the Legislature leading the charge to move our children forward.”Jeff Atwater, Florida Chief Financial Officer
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
The Money Course - a 1/2 credit, required financial literacy course.
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