JANUARY 12, 2016
Senator says many high school seniors can’t even make change
A financial literacy course could become a high school graduation requirement for all Kentucky students in the near future.
State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, pre-filed a bill that would require high school students to complete instruction in financial literacy before graduating. Senate Bill 32 was introduced Jan. 6 and assigned to the Senate’s education committee the next day.
Parrett said seniors are graduating high school smarter than generations before, but struggle with some basic mathematical practices, such as making proper change, based on his own observations and conversations with parents and other adults. (MORE)