Bill policy would require students to take personal finance classes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A new educational policy expected to be approved this month by the state Board of Education would require high school students to take a personal finance class.

At least seven other states offer similar courses, which covers investing, credit cards and record keeping, according to a survey by National Council on Economic Education.

La Vergne High School senior Lindsay Duncan said a similar elective class she took last semester helped her save money from her job at the local YMCA, instead of spending it on clothes and fast food.

The policy is meant to strengthen graduation requirements and better prepare young people for college and the work force.

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