Economy leads to renewed push for financial education

High school personal-finance and economics courses are now more important than ever, financial-education experts say. "This matter of economic and financial literacy is not just a marginal concern, it's something that really affects us all," said Robert F. Duvall, National Council on Economic Education president and CEO. "We need to get basic, practical economics and personal financial decision-making skills into the heads and hands of our kids while they are in school ... before they have to learn these things in the school of hard knocks."

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