Required Personal Finance Classes May Be in Florida's Future
Most students who graduate high school sometimes have to learn how to manage their finances the hard way: through trial and error.
But that may all change for students in Florida.
A financial literacy bill that would require high school students to take a semester of personal finance is moving through the state senate.
The personal finance course would replace one half of a credit of an elective.
Students at Buchholz High School's Academy of Finance think this is a no-brainer for lawmakers.
"We learn about balancing checkbooks, how to take care of our own finances, stay in budget, make a good budget that works for you," said 11th grader Matthew Schrold.
"I think it would help everyone because everybody needs to know how to manage money and what to do after high school," said 9th grader Mason Pitts.
If passed, this would make Florida the 6th state in the nation to require this personal finance instruction.
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