Ninety-five percent of middle and high school teachers believe financial literacy is important to teach in schools, a survey has found.
The survey, commissioned by the Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University in Terra Haute, defined financial literacy as “the ability to make informed judgments and effective decisions regarding the use and management of money.” About half the 650 K-12 teachers surveyed nationwide said they incorporated financial-literacy content into their lessons. The primary reason cited for not teaching financial literacy was that it was not a state requirement.
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- Vice President -Curriculum & Instruction
- Discovery Communications, Silver Spring, MD
- Assistant Professor of Special Education, Visual Impairments
- University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, PA
- Project Director - Boston Academic Strategy
- TNTP, Boston, MA
- SAU #88 Lebanon School District, West Lebanon, NH
- Superintendent of Schools
- Ashburnham-Westminster Regional Schools, Ashburnham, MA