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?