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Financial literacy education in schools is not dead

Benefits Pro – Kristen Beckman

When my boys were in fifth grade, for instance, their entire class participated in a financial education unit focused on teaching business, economics and free enterprise by creating a town as a class project. The students had to apply for a job by creating a resume, getting letters of recommendation and interviewing with adult volunteers. They had to elect a mayor from four candidates who campaigned, made posters and gave speeches. They had to learn about income, including paying taxes, and how to balance a checkbook. And they had to learn how to price the products and services their businesses would sell based on supply and demand.”(more)

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