NGPF Podcast: Panel Discussion on Increasing Access to Financial Education With Dr. Carly Urban, Florida Rep. Demi Busatta Cabrera and Personal Finance teacher Jen Lehmann
Does personal finance education work? Is access to personal finance courses increasing or decreasing? How did the Florida legislature get behind a bill that guaranteed all HS students would take a personal finance course? How can teachers advocate for financial education in their school community? Get answers to these questions and more in this special podcast led by NGPF's Christian Sherrill. He's joined by Dr. Carly Urban, Associate Professor of Economics at Montana State University, Representative Demi Busatta Cabrera, a member of the Florida House of Representatives, and Jen Lehmann, the Chairperson of Business and Technology at Frank Carey High School in Frank Carey New York. Enjoy!
- 0:00~2:01 Introduction
- 2:01~20:57 Dr. Carly Urban
- 2:01~3:10 Dr. Urban’s background
- 3:10~3:58 Insights from the report
- 3:58~7:10 Does personal finance education work?
- 7:10~11:37 The state of financial education
- 11:37~12:43 Inequity in access to personal finance education
- 12:43~14:16 The cost of a personal finance graduation requirement
- 14:16~16:01 Grants for implementing personal finance education
- 16:01~20:57 Potential impact of federal funding
- 20:57~21:24 A word from NGPF
- 21:24~48:47 Panel Discussion with Dr. Carly Urban, Rep. Demi Busatta Cabrera, and Jen Lehmann
- 21:24~23:32 Introduction of the panelists
- 23:32~28:30 How the Florida legislation came to fruition
- 28:30~31:05 Implementing a personal finance class
- 31:05~34:03 Future research on equity
- 34:03~36:04 Impacts on graduation rates
- 36:04~38:00 What does implementation look like in a large school district?
- 38:00~41:29 Advice for when pitching ideas to lawmakers
- 41:29~46:00 If you could resolve one misconception about your work, what would it be?
- 46:00~48:47 How researchers can use insights from the report