Ariz. lawmakers want students to learn how to budget
Published: May 15, 2013 at 9:44 am
Under the bill advanced by the House Tuesday, some Arizona students would not be able to graduate from high school without first learning about long-term saving, investment planning and how personal choices influence future income.
The bill would allow school district governing boards or charter schools to make personal finance competency a graduation requirement.
The original version of the bill would have made personal finance instruction a statewide mandate, but that language was tempered in the Senate. After the change was made, the Senate passed the bill in a 24-4 vote in March.
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