The Council for Economic Education (CEE), in collaboration with the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation, released its seventh Survey of the States: Economic and Personal Finance Education in Our Nation’s Schools. The bi-annual report brings attention to the critical importance of economics and personal finance education by documenting its status in the fifty states and the District of Columbia.
The recent economic downturn has brought nationwide attention to the dangers of a financially illiterate society. The new survey shows that while there has clearly been progress since the first survey in 1998, that over the last two years, the trend is slowing and in some cases moving backward.
This report gives great insights and benchmarks for goal-setting for moving ahead as a nation committed to finanical education.