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Comptroller Continues Push For Financial Literacy Course In MD Public Schools

February 19th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Comptroller Peter Franchot is continuing his push to require Maryland public school students to take a standalone course in financial literacy- and now he wants to see the general assembly make in mandatory. Franchot actually has been a vocal advocate of financial literacy for the past five years- at one point discussing the concept during a visit to schools in Allegany County. The program which is in place locally is designed for elementary and middle school students to be educated on how to save, spend, budget and invest their money. Allegany County School Superintendent David Cox said that state superintendents oppose making it a mandatory require for school systems- even though many of them have already implemented it. The reason, he says, is because of the strings that would be attached…


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