TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Legislation ready to be debated by the full House and Senate would require high-school students to earn a half-credit in personal financial literacy in order to graduate.
Currently, high schoolers only receive some consumer math instruction as part of a greater economics course.
Bill supporters say kids graduating high school today are often bombarded with credit card offers, car loans and few of them go off to college knowing how to properly manage their finances, even if they have taken high level math classes.
House bill sponsor Larry Ahern hopes to change that.
The senate version of the bill is set for a final vote on Wednesday, while the house has yet to schedule the measure for a floor vote.
If approved by the full legislature, and signed into law by the governor, the bill would take effect for students entering ninth grade this fall.