Personal Finance as Required High School Education

I came across this news story today:  Oklahoma schools required to teach high school students to manage finances.  This is the first I’ve heard of schools requiring a personal finance class (if they have a class at all) to graduate.

I think this is a huge step in the right direction and would love to see it compulsory in all states and school districts.  I think the personal finance knowledge is more important than the diploma really.  And, unfortunately, it seems that parents aren’t doing a great job of teaching their kids either.

Does your local district have a personal finance class?  Is it required to graduate?

2 thoughts on “Personal Finance as Required High School Education

  1. donebyforty

    I’m not optimistic on the success of those financial literacy classes (post in the works) but, hey, it can’t hurt! At least Oklahoma is trying to do something.

    1. Mom Post author

      At least the students will be exposed to the ideas. I’m not sure that I was ready to learn those lessons in high school, or really until I was in that particular situation. So maybe things won’t “stick” but they’ll at least be exposed to them!


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