Put Personal Finance as a High School Requirement
  • Petitioning National Association of State Boards of Education

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National Association of State Boards of Education
Member of New Hampshire's Board of Education
Daphne A. Kenyon
Department of Education Organizational Structure and Offices
Cornelia Orr
NASBE Executive Director
Brenda L. Welburn
Chairman of New Hampshire's Board of Education
John E. Lyons, Jr
NASBE Deputy Director
Bradley Hull
Member of New Hampshire's Board of Education
Tom Raffio
Department of Education Organizational Structure and Offices
Stephaan Harris
Member of New Hampshire's Board of Education
William D. Walker
Member of New Hampshire's Board of Education
Helen G. Honorow
National School Boards Association (NSBA)
Department of Education Organizational Structure and Offices
Gregory Gadren
Member of New Hampshire's Board of Education
Fredrick J. Bramante, Jr.
Department of Education Organizational Structure and Offices
Anthony Jones
US Secretary of Education
Arne Duncan
Department of Education Organizational Structure and Offices
Stephanie Germeraad
Department of Education Organizational Structure and Offices
Angela Scott
Department of Education Organizational Structure and Offices
Moira Baran
Department of Education Organizational Structure and Offices
Michelle Cooper
President of the United States
U.S. House of Representatives
New Hampshire State House
New Hampshire
Gov. Margaret Hassan

Put Personal Finance as a High School Requirement

    1. Nadine Clement
    2. Petition by

      Nadine Clement

      Newbury, NH

I recently left high school unprepared for how finances actually affected me.

I had no idea what a IRA was, what a credit score was, how stocks and mutual funds worked, how to finance a car, how retirement works, how insurance work, or even how to effectively use a credit card to gain better credit and because of this I have slowly watched my friends spiral into debt not having an effective plan for the future.

I believe that having personal finance would help kids to understand how money effectively works in their own lives instead of just a bigger picture such as economics and I hope you agree.

Thank you for taking time out to read this and if you do agree please sign the petition.

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Nadine Clement
      Petition Organizer

      I have been talking closely with the board of education in my own state of New Hampshire and they state that most classes have it even though it is not mandatory but that are state is focused more than other states around. How do you feel? Give me an email

    3. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Jennifer Windham HOUSTON, TX
      • 8 months ago

      I have children!

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    • adam allison MOUNT STERLING, KY
      • over 1 year ago

      Its imperative to our youth!

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    • Jamie Allison MT. STERLING, KY
      • over 1 year ago

      I plan to teach business classes at the high school level in two years time. I have worked in a bank and I have closed many, many 18-20 year old checking accounts because these kids have no clue how to budget, save, nor use a checking account for that matter.

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    • Lora Elstad LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am as clueless as those just getting out of high school & I'm 37. I never had anyone who knew how to explain any of this stuff in a way I could understand it. In the long past & also in other countries, education is of greater importance than it appears to be here in America. We seem to live in our own bubble & we are falling behind globally. I believe young people should be fully educated & ready to go out into the world & be productive members of society.

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    • Janet Blondeau OAKLAND, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm a high school teacher, I know many students who are clueless to the responsibilities of personal financial management in adulthood. Too, I know many adults who are clueless to the responsibilities personal financial management of adulthood. Our current economy is the result of fantasy and irresponsibility. We can change our society by being educated in the tools of responsible personal financial management.

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