Visa and Council for Economic Education Launch FinEd50 to Advocate for Financial Education for Students Across America
Nationwide Coalition Dedicated to State-Level Action that Guarantees Equitable Access to Personal Finance Courses and Provides Teachers with Training and Curricula on School-Based Financial Education
“The state of financial education offered to students in the
According to CEE’s 2022 Survey of the States: Economic and Personal Finance Education in Our Nation’s Schools, only 27 states require schools to offer a personal finance course and the quality of courses varies wildly. While there has been some progress over the last decade, many young people in financially disadvantaged communities remain without access to a personal finance class. Delivering financial education through digital channels and in classroom settings can help children understand how to budget and build wealth, which can lead to more economically prosperous lives.
“America is failing our children when we don’t provide them with opportunities to study critical economic and personal finance concepts before they leave high school for college, for jobs and for their futures,” said
The FinEd50 coalition will be dedicated to achieving:
- State-level action that guarantees equitable access to a personal finance course for every student.
- Curriculum that meets the National Standards for Personal Financial Education and are culturally relevant to students’ lives.
- Providing teachers with access to professional development through innovative funding mechanisms.
- A measurement mechanism to track access and ensure equitable reach.
This new coalition builds on Visa’s more than 30-year commitment to developing innovative, free, and easily accessible financial education resources for businesses, individuals, and communities. Learn more about Visa’s commitment to financial education here.
For more information on FinEd50, please visit: www.FinEd50.com.