Pa. legislators call for financial literacy courses in public schools


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Pennsylvania’s public high school students would have to complete a personal finance course before graduating under legislation introduced in the state House.

House Bill 1961 would mandate a course teaching money management, earning income, borrowing money, financial services, risk management, saving and investing in the 11th or 12th grade.

Co-authoring Reps. Leslie Acosta and Mike Driscoll (D-Philadelphia) said too many young people are entering college and the workforce without the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about their money.

They said a recent report found that less than half of Pennsylvania’s school districts require a course in personal finance for graduation.Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download the ABC27 News App and the ABC27 Weather App for your phone and tablet.

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