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Financial literacy now graduation requirement thanks to bill signed by DeSantis

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 17:22:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — High schoolers in Florida will soon get a new class to take. That's thanks to a bill signed by the governor this week.

The Workforce Education Bill promotes career readiness and workforce opportunities. It also makes a financial literacy class, a graduation requirement for high schoolers.

"Many of our students are graduating without college and so giving them the training and the skills they need after they finish high school, whether they go to college or not, are very important reasons to support financial literacy," said Kriesti Strickland, with Junior Achievement of the Big Bend.

Strickland says this bill will help kids in whatever career path they choose.