Gov Cooper just signed a bill into law requiring all high students to take a Financial Literacy course before graduating.
Great idea and much needed.
As our legislators pay themselves on the back, here are the facts:
The course will be taught by social studies teachers.
There is already a personal finance course available taught by business teachers (who have at least all taken finance courses in college and most have already received training to teach this course).
Now you make it necessary to revamp social studies departments and how those classes are divvied up, for a course taught by those teachers who would overwhelmingly rather teach history instead of finance.
So grade them an A for idea and an F for execution.