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.
Since the end of World War II, the cornerstone of the U.S. economy has been consumer spending.