Make financial literacy a graduation requirement

In making financial literacy a graduation requirement, Florida deserves high praise (“Florida to require high school financial literacy to graduate,” New York Post, Mar. 22).  The fact is that most young people are totally unprepared to handle money.  It’s seen in the huge number of them who are in over their head in credit card debt.

By making financial literacy as important as reading and writing, Florida does a great service.  Purists will no doubt decry the move as non-academic.  I say they need to get real.  I’ve seen too many bright young people struggling because they never mastered financial basics.

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