By: Holly Bazemore
NCACPA’s financial literacy efforts often focus programming on future and younger generations. Click here to read more about the Financial Literacy Council and efforts to improve North Carolina’s financial future.
We feel it is imperative to educate children as early as possible on fiscal issues. The need for financial education within school systems has become more prevalent. At this point, many states have agreed that some derivative of this must be added to the core curriculum. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken a stand on this issue and supports education of children on finances. This support will help encourage more states to integrate this into the upcoming curriculum.
In early May, an article entitled “A Big Push for Mandatory Personal Finance Classes in School” was published on Time’s Business & Money webpage. Click here to read the full article.
What do you think? Should personal finance classes be mandatory in school? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic. Please leave your comments below.
Holly is NCACPA’s Community Relations Coordinator. She is responsible for chapter relations and financial literacy, serving as co-liaison to the chapter boards and Financial Literacy Council. Holly graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a BA in Communication Studies and from North Carolina State University with an MS in Communication. As a North Carolina native, she enjoys spending her free time with family and friends in the Carolina sand.