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senate Bill S. 155

Should the Dept. of Education Fund Financial Literacy Education in K-12 Schools?

Argument in favor

Too many young people are graduating from high school with limited to zero financial literacy. This affects their financial choices, futures, and society at large. Providing financial literacy education in schools will help students make better financial decisions from a young age.

JewishJerky's Opinion
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03/31/2019
If anyone is opposing literacy because of “the government” -_- you are a dumbass. Illiterate citizens tend to fall short in life. You need them to be literate you dumbasses. Because then they can pay taxes and work regular jobs and achieve higher educations. Fans of “keeping the government out of education” Too bad! We all know your not gonna say no to that social security check when your older so cut the crap. Illiterate kids grow up and make crappy adults. Literate kids can still grow up to be crappy adults but the illiterate bunch have more of a chance of becoming criminals of some kind, or being dependent on the welfare system. So by making sure these kids are literate with at least some education however crappy it may be at least they can read a freakin newspaper or a book from a library and self educate themselves.
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OlderNWiser's Opinion
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03/31/2019
If financial literacy includes how to live in poverty – yes, of course. Our country unfortunately tends to blame poverty responses on the people suffering poverty with no idea of how it is to constantly decide between two necessities day after day, year after year. The problem is poverty—not people in poverty. This could help make a difference in the lives of students.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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03/31/2019
Lord knows someone needs to teach it. No generation since the boomers learned it and they didn’t teach it to their kids. To busy using up all the advantages their parents worked for while simultaneously denying them to their kids.
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Argument opposed

Teaching financial literacy via a single class won’t stick or yield results. At 18 or younger, many students simply won’t retain the lessons they learn about healthy financial habits long enough to apply them in the real world.

Gopin2020's Opinion
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03/31/2019
We need the Federal government out of education, the states are more capable of this and local control is better than some bureaucrats thousands of miles away. #MAGA
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Mart's Opinion
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03/31/2019
We’ve become one of the less literate countries in the world since department of education was created; you want them to actually regulate reading? My God we’ll be idiocracy! Wait maybe that’s what they want? Absolutely get out of all education. And I am a school board member!
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AmericaIsARepublic's Opinion
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03/31/2019
Just because something is important that alone in no way justifies government involvement. Read the constitution, if you can, democrats who went to publik skool. Nothing in the constitution authorizes the federal government to be involved in education at all, let alone control it. It is a state issue, and even state bureaucrats should be minimally involved. Parents and teachers need to be the primary drivers of education. Schools should be limited to reading, writing, and arithmetic. Finance, sex, and any other types of education outside that limited scope must come from the family or other private sector sources.
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    If anyone is opposing literacy because of “the government” -_- you are a dumbass. Illiterate citizens tend to fall short in life. You need them to be literate you dumbasses. Because then they can pay taxes and work regular jobs and achieve higher educations. Fans of “keeping the government out of education” Too bad! We all know your not gonna say no to that social security check when your older so cut the crap. Illiterate kids grow up and make crappy adults. Literate kids can still grow up to be crappy adults but the illiterate bunch have more of a chance of becoming criminals of some kind, or being dependent on the welfare system. So by making sure these kids are literate with at least some education however crappy it may be at least they can read a freakin newspaper or a book from a library and self educate themselves.
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    We need the Federal government out of education, the states are more capable of this and local control is better than some bureaucrats thousands of miles away. #MAGA
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    If financial literacy includes how to live in poverty – yes, of course. Our country unfortunately tends to blame poverty responses on the people suffering poverty with no idea of how it is to constantly decide between two necessities day after day, year after year. The problem is poverty—not people in poverty. This could help make a difference in the lives of students.
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    Lord knows someone needs to teach it. No generation since the boomers learned it and they didn’t teach it to their kids. To busy using up all the advantages their parents worked for while simultaneously denying them to their kids.
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    We’ve become one of the less literate countries in the world since department of education was created; you want them to actually regulate reading? My God we’ll be idiocracy! Wait maybe that’s what they want? Absolutely get out of all education. And I am a school board member!
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    It’s absurd that we don’t teach financial literacy, especially considering the magnitude of student debt.
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    Just because something is important that alone in no way justifies government involvement. Read the constitution, if you can, democrats who went to publik skool. Nothing in the constitution authorizes the federal government to be involved in education at all, let alone control it. It is a state issue, and even state bureaucrats should be minimally involved. Parents and teachers need to be the primary drivers of education. Schools should be limited to reading, writing, and arithmetic. Finance, sex, and any other types of education outside that limited scope must come from the family or other private sector sources.
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    👍🏻 Senate Bill S.155 AKA “Youth Financial Learning Act” 👍🏻 I’m in full agreement that our 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 need to Educate NOT Indoctrinate. I’m also in support of and recommend the passage of Senate Bill S-155 AKA the “Youth Financial Learning Act” which would establish a grant program at the Dept. of Education, to help states fund in-school financial literacy, programs. The grant program would also encourage community partnerships to promote school-age youths’ financial literacy. I agree that many, if not most young people are graduating from high school, with limited to a zero financial, literacy. This affects their financial choices, futures, and society at large. Providing financial literacy education in schools will help students make better financial decisions from their young age into their Adulthood. SneakyPete.......... 👍🏻💵🤔💵👍🏻 3*31*19.............
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    Yes! Invest in our schools and teach kids real life skills. This has the potential to help them make good personal financial decisions and be knowledgeable voters in our democracy. Vote for this and come up with more positive legislation that supports our schools.
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    This should be a state decision.
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    Typical democrat response, when programs don’t work, throw more money at them. Get the government out of education so we can have good schools again.
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    This subject used be covered in general business classes with no grants at all. But, that was before republicans started a systemic push to steal public school systems to give away working “businesses” to their rich cronies. Not one more penny of public education tax money for any private, charter, or religious school. Public schools put men on the moon, made this country a rising power. When we started destroying public education in this country things went down hill fast.
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    Yes Fund financial literacy for all public schools. K-12
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    This should be at the local level.
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    Get the government out of education!
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    Yes.teach it from k-12. Give the kids a chance to learn how to budget. Save and invest in themselves and or the world to get a return on investment. That's what true education is, preparing them for the real world we live in.
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    Leave education to the States. Eliminate the Dept. of Education
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    Federal government has their hands in too much and bigger government and more laws and regulations is not the answer
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    Yes, but first they have to have a modicum of literacy in math and English. We are—and have been for some time—failing to produce literate children. The stats are dismal. We have fallen to 30th in many metrics compared with the rest of the world. Most of the decline began when the federal government got involved. Return the responsibility of education to the state. Oh, and if we pass this, can it include financial literacy education for Senate and Congress?
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    A lack of financial literacy among kids will lead to them being easily taken advantage of and making very poor financial decisions in adulthood that won’t just affect them, but will also negatively affect everyone around them! The more we can teach children the everyday skills that they need in life the better!
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