Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Girl Scouts learning about money...............

Last year, in the first overhaul of its merit badge system since 1987, the Girl Scouts introduced a new set of badges for financial literacy. Scouts can earn recognition for: •Money management •Budgeting •Financing their future •Good credit •Philanthropy

The article also included:
"Students receive little financial education at school and have repeatedly failed broad tests measuring their mastery of basic personal finance and economic concepts. Just 14 states require high schools to offer a course in personal finance, according to the Council for Economic Education. Even fewer require students to take such a course in order to graduate.

offering mandatory Economic and Personal Finance Education.

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