It’s good to hear that more Wichita teens will be learning basic money management skills along with their reading and writing under a financial planning unit offered to high school history classes districtwide. Few kids are taught how to effectively manage their money, build good credit, and plan for their retirement, noted teacher Marquis Murphy of the Youth Educational Empowerment Project. Yet these are core skills expected of adults.
Society pays a heavy price dealing with credit card debt, bankruptcies and other fallout from financial illiteracy. Money management should be an important part of a student’s education.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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