financial literacy http://kmuw.org en New Bill Would Make Personal Financial Literacy A Requirement In Public Schools http://kmuw.org/post/new-bill-would-make-personal-financial-literacy-requirement-public-schools <p>Legislation moving through the state House would require public school students to receive instruction on personal financial literacy and how to give a professional handshake.</p><p>The material would be taught in math classes or other courses like family and consumer science or economics</p><p>Topics to be covered include: saving, investing, credit, debt and the importance of setting a budget.</p><p>The bill also requires the State Board of Education to give lawmakers a report on student scores on financial literacy tests before the start of the 2015 legislative session.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:34:50 +0000 Associated Press 31702 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Financial Literacy http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-financial-literacy <p></p><p>Since the end of World War II, the cornerstone of the U.S. economy has been consumer spending. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Robert E. Weems Jr. 22879 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Financial Literacy