Kansas high school students will NOT have a new financial literacy graduation requirement next year. This week, the State Board of Education rejected an effort to mandate financial literacy courses. However, it's likely the issue will come up again in 2012, when the board carries out an overall review of mandatory courses. Board member Kathy Martin says the requirement is certainly worth consideration:
Martin's board colleague Walt Chappell has been pushing to create a personal finance requirement, saying that it is needed to ensure students are able to make wise decisions with their money after graduation.