Financial literacy school reform

Financial literacy school reform

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Anaya Mcleod started this petition to Department of Education

The changes in our country's education system have been slim to none besides the technological advances. Nothing has really changed in the teaching methods and subjects and something needs to be done about it. Specifically regarding mathematics, high school students are generally taught algebra, trigonometry, geometry, etc. Most high schools do not prioritize teaching financial literacy and sometimes offer it as an optional elective class, hence not even being counted as a graduation credit for math instead as an elective credit. This is utterly ridiculous considering the fact that they would use the information they learn in that elective class in their daily adult lives much more than basic trigonometry unless they pursue a career based on that specific topic. Financial literacy classes teach students the basics of money management: budgeting, saving, debt, investing, and giving. That knowledge lays a foundation for students to build strong money habits early on and avoid many of the mistakes that lead to lifelong money struggles.

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