ALABAMA ONE OF FIVE STATES TO RECEIVE “A” FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY COURSE

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama has earned an A in teaching personal finance.

According to the 2015 Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools, the state is one of five to receive the grade of A for teaching the course.

Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia require a semester-long course, or its equivalent, in personal finance in high school.

The report is a bi-yearly evaluation of how all U.S. states and the District of Columbia fare in the area of teaching the basic, need-to-know life skills involving finance. It’s prepared by the Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy.

The center’s director John Pelletier says the grading system was based on the belief that students should be required to take a course that includes personal finance.

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