Study: Financial-literacy effort loses some momentum

03/27/2012 |

A report from the Council for Economic Education says the number of states that require schools to offer financial-literacy courses or require personal-finance and economics tests for graduation has decreased since 2009. "Presumably, strapped school budgets had something to do with the fall off," Dan Kadlec writes. "But can you imagine a worse time to downplay economics courses in school than during the depths of a recession?"

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