May 1st, 2007 12:00-2:00 PM Central Daylight Time
The United States faces a financial literacy crisis — with millions of young Americans lacking even the most basic money management skills. In response to this growing crisis, many of our nation's lawmakers, school boards, and governing bodies are either in the process of considering or developing plans for basic financial literacy education requirements in our nation's schools.
The Financial Literacy and Education Summit 2007 brings together leading thinkers in the area of financial literacy policy and practice to share their vision on the future of personal finance education and explore what role the government should play in this crucial issue.
12:00 - 12:45
Financial Literacy Education Policy:
is it time for a national framework?
- Should the federal government, states, or school districts mandate graduation requirements for financial literacy?
- What standards and who decides what K-12 students should know and be able to do in the area of personal financial responsibility?
- How do we measure whether students have the sufficient knowledge and skills to take individual responsibility for their personal economic well-being?
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Financial Literacy Education:
The practice and implementation of financial literacy programs.
Experienced financial educators and advocates share best practices and approaches in helping our nation's citizens to increase their financial understanding and confidence.
Who Should Attend:
- Education policy makers, including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, State Education Departments, and agencies interested or involved in education policy.
- School board members and superintendents.
- Teachers interested in bringing personal finance lessons into their classrooms.
- Non-profit organizations, NGOs, and charitable foundations that support community programs for youth and families.
- Representatives of public and private sector organizations interested in advocating, promoting, developing or delivering financial literacy/education programs.
- Members of academic and educational institutions working on curriculum development or research related to financial literacy.
- Professional, business, or youth associations interested in financial education for their members.
- Personal finance and education reporters.