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In response to your comments on encouraging economic education in Oregon. I have attended 3 different high schools here in Oregon and one in southern California. I attended required civics and economics classes and realized all but one focused only on the large scale system and not individual finances.
The most helpful things I learned about finances in high school was how to file taxes, balance a check book, create an individual budget, invest in stocks, and live within my means. My instructor conducted a project were we selected a job and its cooresponding pay randomly out of a hat. We actually visited a grocery store to learn how to budget for food, invested fake money in the stock market, and simulated renting an apartment and paying bills.
How do the candidates plan on standarizing this education statewide to focus on teaching individual finance responsibility?
posted 3 years ago
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