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KQED: California Voters Could Require High School Personal Finance Class

How can young Californians prepare for today’s turbulent economy? Supporters of personal finance education say a mandatory class in pocketbook economics is the answer. Guy Marzorati talks with Tim Ranzetta, co-founder of Next Gen Personal Finance, who’s pushing to place a personal finance measure on the November ballot.

Ballot measure to require personal finance class in high schools gathers steam

A campaign to make personal finance a California high school graduation requirement submitted nearly 900,000 signatures this week to qualify a statewide ballot measure for the November election.

Calif. Officials Back Proposal That Would Require Financial Literacy Course for High Schoolers

California State Controller Malia Cohen and several other State officials — including Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and State Superintendent for Public Instruction Tony Thurmond – are backing a ballot measure that will make California Students more financial literate.

EdSource: Backers of initiative to make personal finance a graduation requirement aim for 2024 ballot

A new group, Californians for Financial Education, has submitted wording of a proposed initiative to the California Attorney General to mandate a one-semester course for a diploma starting in 2029-30, with all districts offering the course in 2026-27


Advocates worried about young people getting into too much credit card debt and botching their credit scores have a proposed solution: Make financial education a high school graduation requirement.

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