Georgia’s high schools doing just fine in financial literacy, according to a Vermont college.
Each year, Champlain College releases a grade for all 50 states and Washington D.C. reflecting their efforts to produce financially literate high school graduates, according to the report’s website. The report card attempts to measure how well the high schools in each state are providing personal finance education and — like in a real report card the grades range from a stellar “A” to a failing “F.”
Georgia earned a “B” this year, according to the report.
The majority of states, or 37 percent, fell into this category, including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.
High schools in “B” states have personal finance topics built into their educational standards and require local school districts to implement them. Usually, that takes the form of a specific finance course that students must pass before graduation.
Only five states scored better than Georgia. Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia all received an “A” on the report card.
To learn more, read the report.