Finance lessons now a graduation requirement

Posted: November 13, 2017 at 1 a.m.

State Rep. Andy Davis is shown in this file photo.

Arkansas students, starting with the class of 2021, won't be able to graduate from high school without some understanding of financial planning, taxes and how to make a household budget.

Dollars and sense

The Personal Finance and Job Readiness Act lays out five broad categories of instruction all students must get before they graduate from high school.

• Income

• Money management

• Spending and credit

• Saving and investing

• Preparing for employment

Source: Staff report

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