NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker as of June 7, 2021
The NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker is greener as two more states increased student access to financial education with Governor signatures sealing the deal since our last update. Those states are:
- Nevada AB19: Among the core academic subjects that must be taught include "Social studies, which includes only the subjects of history, geography, economics , civics, financial literacy and multicultural education..."
- Rhode Island HB5491 and SB349: Key point in legislation: "Beginning with the graduating class of 2024, all students shall demonstrate proficiency in consumer education prior to graduating high school. LEAs shall have the discretion to allow students the ability to demonstrate proficiency by one or more of the following: (1) Successful completion of a consumer education course of study aligned with the standards developed and approved by the council;..."
Congratulations to the advocates! You know who you are:) Your persistence and commitment to the cause of universal financial education stretched over many years and made this change happen. Your work behind the scenes, educating legislators, developing state-wide partnerships, organizing students and other advocates to testify has created a template for others to copy. Please savor the victory. I also know that you recognize that the hard work of implementation has just begun!