Bill Would Make Financial Literacy a High School Graduation Requirement
February 19, 2014
Financial literacy could become a high school requirement under a bill filed by State Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, R-Fort Myers. The measure would require Florida students take a full-semester course in managing their money before graduation.
The bill came as a recommendation from the Florida Council on Economic Education. It has support from the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta and the Florida Prosperity Partnership, among others. “We’ve often said all the national attention on education reform kind of leaves out the fourth ‘R’,” said Mike Bell, Executive Director of the Florida Council on Economic Education.