Business world opening to younger students

02/26/2007 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

While programs that teach students about the business world have been around for years, new crops of finance education, led by big-name companies, are growing and are being made available to even younger students. At San Francisco's Jean Parker Elementary School, fifth-graders "start" businesses in hopes of earning faux currency, an experience that proponents say gets students thinking beyond childhood dream jobs.

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