What are we not teaching in K-12 schools that we should be teaching?
If you ask a group of educators, personal finance often bubbles to the top of the list.
Schools are excellent at teaching math, science, history, and English, but students are often handed a high school diploma without knowing the pitfalls of having a credit card. Or they can’t balance a checkbook or fill out a W-4.
Ami Amero saw the need for teaching high schoolers these life skills, but she didn’t just complain about it. Over a decade ago she created an elective to teach high schoolers personal finance. Now that course is a requirement at the school she teaches at in Maine and is being considered as a requirement statewide.
In Episode 24 we ask Amero about what it took to get the course started.