BOSTON (CBS) – Here in Massachusetts, we take pride in our strong education system, from early education all the way through college and beyond. But have we failed to teach our kids an important real world skill? A new study that graded each of the fifty states on how well the public schools prepare students to handle money found that high school students in Massachusetts receive virtually no training or education on handling personal finances. John Pelletier, the director of the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College, talks with Dan about the data and why financial literacy is such an essential skill for all students to learn. Do you think financial literacy should be a part of the curriculum in public schools?
Originally broadcast October 20th, 2015.