According to Annie Nova, a reporter for CNBC, “Only 17 states require high school students to take a course in personal finance.”
“Determining and managing your personal financial needs for the future is the core of Personal Finance,” said business management teacher, Juanita Moton.
“Personal finance is very important,” said Rosa Goss, 17. “There is always a right and wrong for everything. Managing money should be done correctly.”
“As students get older, they’ll need to learn how to take care of themselves; they won’t always be able to depend on their parents,” senior Yaliyah Wilson said.
“I know I can’t always depend on my guardian for money, so being taught personal finances will be really helpful,” said student Alexis Dunbar.
High school is supposed to prepare students for the real world. Learning ways to save and manage money is key.
“Money sense is right along with common sense,” Remy Mitchell said.
“Yes, we should to teach young and upcoming adults how to handle money, so we’ll be ready for the real world,” said class president Rachel Latham.
“I get it that our parents can teach us some things about finances but having Ms. Moton’s class, teaches us a lot of things about money management that even our parents don’t know,” Xavier Peterson said.
Unmanaged money may result in no money for routine expenses like rent, car note, medical bills, insurance, gas, etc. Students need to know what to expect for their personal finances as adults. All high schools should a personal finance or business management class.
“It might be too late for us this year’s seniors to have a finance classes, but think about the underclassmen as well as future generations. Having these classes would really help out,” said senior Devin Crittenden.