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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 23, 2018 03:05 PM
From: Representative Nick Miccarelli
To: All House members
Subject: Financial literacy legislation
In the near future, I intend on introducing financial literacy legislation to ensure high school students understand the concepts of personal finance before graduation and before they are legally responsible for incurring debt.

Currently, Pennsylvania schools may, but are not required, to teach most personal finance concepts that are included in the state academic standards. My legislation requires the following:
  • The Department of Education will create academic standards in personal finance to be taught from kindergarten through 12th grade in all public schools;
  • Students must complete a course in personal finance before graduation.
  • Creates an Office of Financial Education within the Department of Education that will work with schools, the Department of Treasury, and private-sector stakeholders to create a curriculum.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation for a healthy and functional economy in this Commonwealth.