Financial Literacy course

Focus on Business Host Tom Martin looks at financial literacy with Dr. Cynthia Harter, Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Education at Eastern Kentucky University. She is also a member of the Coalition for Financial Literacy in the Commonwealth.

Dr. Harter explains House Bill 132 and the new requirements for upcoming high school freshmen in Kentucky.

How this  legislation came to pass for Kentucky students in this episode of Focus on Business.

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The Kentucky General Assembly is considering legislation requiring high school students take a financial literacy course before graduation. The House Bill is now up for a vote in the Senate.

The requirement to educate public school students about money matters would begin with those entering the ninth grade in the fall of 2020.  Elizabethtown High School Educator Alex Todd has been teaching a financial literacy elective course for two decades.