Money makes the world go round ....

Mon, Apr 22, 2019 12:45 PM

 Should financial literacy be an educational requirement in high school? 

 

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  • Mon, Apr 22, 2019 12:50 PM

    Yes

    Mon, Apr 22, 2019 1:00 PM

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    Mon, Apr 22, 2019 1:27 PM

    Yes, so should civics, but apparently our school system has completely failed in that regard. 

    Mon, Apr 22, 2019 1:36 PM
    posted by like_that

    Yes, so should civics, but apparently our school system has completely failed in that regard. 

    I took (a required) civics class when I was a senior (1999).  We teach a required (sophomore) financial literacy class now.  Government class is required of seniors.  I wish Economics was. 

    Mon, Apr 22, 2019 2:21 PM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    I took (a required) civics class when I was a senior (1999).  We teach a required (sophomore) financial literacy class now.  Government class is required of seniors.  I wish Economics was. 

    I don't doubt it is required, my point is our school systems have failed teaching kids the importance. 

    Mon, Apr 22, 2019 2:44 PM

    I'll bet Carlos Santana knows more than the average American about our government. 

    Mon, Apr 22, 2019 2:49 PM
    posted by BRF

    I'll bet Carlos Santana knows more than the average American about our government. 

    Probably.  Is he now an American citizen?  If so, they have to take a test on that shit, so you're probably right. 

    Mon, Apr 22, 2019 2:52 PM
    posted by vball10set

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    Mon, Apr 22, 2019 4:19 PM
    posted by like_that

    Probably.  Is he now an American citizen?  If so, they have to take a test on that shit, so you're probably right. 

    Yeah, that's why I said that. He became a US citizen on Friday. 

    Mon, Apr 22, 2019 4:23 PM

    Yes. But I’m in the minority when I saw world and US history should be required also. So, at some point everything I think kids should have to learn becomes too much for the allotted time haha.

    Tue, Apr 23, 2019 10:48 AM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    I took (a required) civics class when I was a senior (1999).  We teach a required (sophomore) financial literacy class now.  Government class is required of seniors.  I wish Economics was.

    Economics was indeed a requirement when I was in school.  I took it as a senior in the spring of '02.

    Didn't realize it wasn't still.

    Funny thing is, I know people from my school who were my age or older that will occasionally take to social media to bemoan how personal financial literacy and doing taxes should be required in schools (both of which were covered in that class).

    No matter what is taught in school, if you're not paying attention and doing the work, you're not going to learn it, and that's not the school's fault.

    This is, of course, completely omitting that they have a more powerful research resource at their fingertips than anyone's ever had, and if they REALLY wanted to learn those things, they could.

     

    Tue, Apr 23, 2019 10:56 AM

    I took it as an elective my sophomore year in highschool. It was invaluable. It blows my mind that it's not a requirement.

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