Agreeing to a study, “Financial literacy is little even in advanced economies with well-developed monetary markets. On average, around one-third of the global populace has familiarity with the elementary concepts that underlie everyday financial assessments.” With that thoughtfulness, I approached my management at East Lee County High School about proposing Personal Financial Literacy to our students. I sensed a special need to deliver this serious information to our children because too often smaller communities are channeled into using destructive financial services and denied contact to sources of financial abilities.
I already have circumstances as a stockbroker, insurance maker, and tax specialist, so I had no trouble in passing the necessary exam to receive my Business Education certificate. Using my knowledge, along with some abundant resources, we now explain to our students about:
– Paying for College
– Types of Credit
– Managing Credit
The reaction has been great. I hear scholars talking about filing their tax returns, asking inquiries about investing, and bringing back those rich discussions they are having at home. Just now, I had two schoolboys file their taxes in class, and have previously received their refunds. Occasionally, students who have advanced contact me to express to me how they are doing. They recognize I am going to enquire them about their finances to ensure they are doing the right thing. Along the way, my scholars are learning about those serious issues that affect the wider economy and society. I highlight that while they may not be attentive to some of those issues, those matters will always affect them.
I identify there are students beyond the barriers of East Lee who need this kind of curriculum. How do I recognize? I have communicated to them. There was a scholar from Lehigh Senior in specific. From those discussions, a strategy to deliver this same content to additional students, if they need to access it, was established. While I desired to focus on the institutes in the east zone, central office superintendents thought we should focus on the whole county.
We already have the skill and the resources to explain remotely to students, so why not permit a student at Island Coast or Lehigh Senior to entree my class from their home college? I have had numerous discussions with building leaders, central office managers, board members, specific teachers, and scholars about this idea, and all of them were happy. By omission, one should be capable to tell that there is an important and obvious crowd that refuses to sign off on this awareness, and that is unlucky. They must be embarrassed by themselves.
We are in a universe where students are not retrieving critical literacies that will affect their potential. Anyone who has studied how schooling fits into our society methodically understands there is additional to education than simple courses of mathematics, English, science, social studies, not to reference the ridiculous testing. In addition to financial literacy, there happens digital literacy, communication, teamwork, information literacy, and media literacy. All of those are vital to the growth of our students. We also have a populace of students at East Lee who need to study French, but we don’t have a French tutor. All the though, Lee County is facing an enormous teacher shortage, so signing teachers for individual schools for particular disciplines has become an intimidating task.