Massachusetts High Schoolers Financially Illiterate

Massachusetts High Schoolers Financially Illiterate
December 18, 2017 Jacob Simon


Massachusetts rarely falls behind places like Alabama and Mississippi for any metric not concerning college football but the Commonwealth’s education of high schoolers concerning financial literacy is among the very worst in the nation.

Massachusetts is one of the few states that does not currently require a course in personal finance (or even economics for that matter) to be completed before high school graduation.

A recent report by Champlain College puts Massachusetts among the very worst states when it comes to ensuring that its high school graduates are financially literate. While Massachusetts lawmakers do require the state to offer a financial literacy curriculum, there is no statewide mandate to teach it.

Do you think that financial literacy should be a required item before graduation? Let me know in the comments!