This campaign, designed by the National Financial Educators Council, is focused on mandating personal finance in schools. The end goal is to help students graduate with the skill sets they need to make qualified financial decisions that improve their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and the well-being of their communities.
This campaign is designed to unite individuals who believe that personal finance is a life skill that must be taught in school. We hope to gather enough signatures to give advocates – and others interested in ensuring that students graduate with real-world skills – a platform where their voices can be heard.
This campaign has recently launched. Currently we are seeking to build a National Board of Advisors to help drive the campaign forward.
Teach Personal Finance
Education in Public Schools
Sign the petition now to encourage policymakers to mandate and fund comprehensive personal finance courses in public schools. These courses should be stand-alone courses led by trained instructors and require standardized testing. Training should start in elementary school and gradually increase in cognitive rigor throughout the high school years to make a meaningful difference.