Florida becomes 11th state to guarantee personal finance courses for high school students; Stiles-Nicholson Foundation and Next Gen Personal Finance Invest $1 Million for Teacher Professional Development

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Florida High school students will now be guaranteed to complete a personal finance course before they cross that graduation stage, as the Governor signed the Dorothy Hukill Financial Literacy Act today. rum desantis. Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2023-2024 school year, all Florida High school students will complete a semester-long course that teaches them how to manage a bank account, file a tax return, and build long-term wealth through investing. Florida now becoming the 11th largest state to guarantee a personal finance course for all high school students.

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“In all of my meetings with legislators this session,” he said Yanely EspinalDirector of Partnerships for Next Gen Personal Finance, “Senator Hukill’s legacy was always forthcoming. She wanted students to learn financial skills in school prior to they entered the school from the hard knocks, and this bill was the best opportunity for every student to do so.” Over the past 6 months, Espinal’s defense included meetings with the bill’s sponsors, Rep. Demi Busatta Cabrera and Senator Travis Hutsonas well as dozens of other legislators, educators, district superintendents and other interested parties.

The idea that everything Florida high school students should have a comprehensive personal finance education won bipartisan support with unanimous votes in the Florida House and Senate. The popularity of this bill was also evidenced in a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling in early March. Their survey found that 85% of Florida Voters agreed that high school students should be guaranteed a personal finance course.

The signing of the bill is another indication of the strong push towards greater access to financial education. Since 2018, the number of states that guarantee that all students take a stand-alone personal finance course has more than doubled from five to eleven. As of 2022, 26 state legislatures have introduced fifty-six bills to expand access to financial education (Source: Tracker of fined invoices of the NGPF).

“With the amount of credit card and student loan debt the average American now has, it’s no wonder students, parents, teachers and other interested parties are requesting this course,” he said. Yanely Espinal. “We all wish we had learned about important financial decisions before we had to make them, not after.”

Next Gen Personal Finance is committed to supporting the implementation of this state financial education program through:

“Today marks a milestone in the financial education movement. With a stroke of a pen, all Florida high school students (5% of the total US high school population) will now have a guaranteed personal finance course,” he said. Tim Ranzetta, co-founder of Next Gen Personal Finance. “Now the hard work of implementation begins. NGPF is committed to working with Florida educators during this implementation period to ensure that the education delivered is of the highest quality.

About Next Generation Personal Finance
Next Generation Personal Finance (NGPF), has become the “one stop shop” for more than 58,000 educators seeking high-quality, engaging personal finance curriculum to equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the future. The NGPF curriculum is broad in scope, with more than 8 in 10 US high school students attending schools where a teacher uses the NGPF curriculum. NGPF invests in the professional development of teachers with live virtual sessions, certification courses, and on-demand asynchronous modules. The nonprofit organization has been recognized by Common Sense Education as a “top website for teachers to find lesson plans” and “best business and finance games.”

About the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation
The Stiles-Nicholson Foundation was formed in 1992 as a private family foundation in memory of William John Stiles (a fallen soldier in World War II), and William Nicholson (survivor of a German prisoner of war), father and stepfather of David John Stiles Nicholson. The Foundation’s original mission was to enhance and enhance the education of citizens to better understand the benefits of the free enterprise system and how best to cope and succeed in the real world. The mission currently includes 4 major educational initiatives and we are excited to use our rapid growth to help create a better, more opportunistic America with equal opportunities for everyone to be the best they can be.

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