New Bill Would Make Personal Financial Literacy A Requirement In Public Schools
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.
The material would be taught in math classes or other courses like family and consumer science or economics
Topics to be covered include: saving, investing, credit, debt and the importance of setting a budget.
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.
The measure is up for final action today.