He understands how to teach financial education to students and the types of things that students should be learning in high school.
As I researched to record the show, I started thinking about where financial education happens. Usually college is where you start learning about money. I had an Accounting class in high school. It was practical and I saw how I could use it. I enjoy teaching Accounting for this reason.
- But think about it — if we only teach financial education in college are we staying that only people who go to college deserve to have money?
- Are we relegating kids who only go to high school to be without out?
- Aren’t we discriminating by not teaching the most practical of skills to all of our students?
- If we want to turn around the financial health of the United States, doesn’t it start by helping all citizens be more fiscally responsible?
- Are we promoting financial ignorance by not including this topic in our curriculum?
- Are school boards and local businesses asking to know exactly what kinds of financial education is happening in their school systems? Upon such may beat the future heartbeat of your local economy.
I think it is embarrassing to be accepting money to include product placement in standardized tests but to completely leave students uneducated about predatory lending and misleading marketing.
Every student in every school deserves financial education. Listen to this week’s episode of Every Classroom Matters with Brian Page to get started and add him to your PLN.
Listen on iTunes. (Show name: Beyond the Core: The Need to Teach Financial Literacy
Links for the show
- Brian Page’s Blog: finedchat.blogspot.com
- Brian’s Twitter Handle: @FinEdChat
- Secret Millionaire’s Club Game for Kids
- Video from CEE National Conference about Brian Page, Milken National Award Winner
- Council for Economic Education National Conference
Every Classroom Matters is a bi-weekly podcast by Vicki Davis on BAM Radio network where the top educators around the world share what they are doing in their classrooms today. Each show is 10-12 minutes long and designed to stimulate your thinking with best practices and exciting ideas from educators who are doing it. Subscribe.
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