Can schools teach teens how to handle money?

Source: Jennifer Miller, The Washington Post

Coming of age in the great recession has made students more aware of financial concerns, but it hasn’t provided them the tools to be more financially responsible. Local educators have recognized this, and in September, Virginia became the fourth state (alongside Tennessee, Utah and Missouri) to implement a mandatory class in personal finance and economics for all incoming freshmen. And Maryland just became one of 21 states to adopt an “integrated” approach to teaching these subjects, folding them into social studies and math.

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