Editor, Ceres Courier,
California legislators are working on passing a new bill, 1087, that would require high schools to include personal finance topics in the economics courses that are already required.
The new bill would make it mandatory for students to learn the fundamentals of banking, budgeting, factors that affect net income and the use and effects of credit. This bill is critical since a recent study conducted by the non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance revealed California earned an F in teaching kids personal finance and less than one percent of high school students in the state are required to take a standalone personal finance course to graduate.
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