MAPPING OUT FINANCIAL LITERACY
The American Public Education Foundation’s Vision 2020 Financial Literacy Report Card grades each state in the United States, and the District of Columbia, in terms of K-12 financial education. These grades are based on current state-wide requirements, standards, and curriculum for personal finance.
Click on the states below to see an in-depth look at grades and statistics
Fixing the problem begins with taking an honest look at where we stand with financial education.
LIST VIEW OF STATES' GRADES
In order to achieve financially literate high school graduates, a state should have personal finance components embedded into K-12 standards, for each grade, and should ensure that each high school graduate has successfully completed a personal finance-specific course near the end of their secondary school career.