Georgia Expands Personal Finance Education to All Students
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW / WAGT) – Georgia is making changes to ensure all students receive more lessons about personal finance than they can apply in their daily lives after high school, officials said. state education.
The Georgia Board of Education on Thursday approved the proposed revisions to the current high school economics course. The changes dramatically increase the amount of personal finance education that every high school student in Georgia receives.
During the revised course, which is required for all high school students in Georgia, students will learn to manage and balance budgets; understanding and building credit; protection against identity theft and consumer protection; and understand tax forms, student loan applications and pay stubs.
Students will also receive a foundation in the fundamentals of economic decision-making, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics, with particular emphasis on how they can apply this knowledge to their own personal finances.
“This revised course will ensure that every high school student in Georgia acquires essential life skills,” said State Superintendent Richard Woods.
The updated course standards will be implemented in the 2022-2023 school year.
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