Students are leaving high school without the ability to navigate important decisions like investing in their education, living on their own, or understanding income.
All of us share a responsibility to change this situation. Teachers can help bring financial education into schools. Parents and students can urge their schools to include financial education in the curriculum.
School administrators and policy makers can propose policies that require these types of courses. Community members can support their local schools and help raise awareness of the importance of basic financial literacy.
We all have a role in ensuring that future generations will be ready to face any and every financial challenge.