SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Central New York school districts need curriculum changes to fix a lack of financial literacy courses available to area middle school aged kids.
Syracuse personal finance coach John Mosley said financial literacy isn’t taught enough in CNY schools. In fact, Mosley said not enough schools are taking financial education seriously.
“They teach you how to go to school, get a job, make money, but they don’t teach you how to keep it or try to invest to make even more money or to survive off of money,” he said.
Mosley said adding financial literacy courses in CNY schools will benefit kid’s futures and prepare them for growing into young adulthood. He said more financial education at a young age would be a jump start for students.
“If you teach them in sixth grade versus a person who (is) 30 years old their progression (goes) faster and they actually get ahead faster in life,” he said.
Mosley made it clear that if CNY school districts decided to add financial literacy to their curriculums students will be properly prepared to deal with any financial obstacles they come across. The kids will have the potential to successfully stay updated and use new financial apps like Cashapp, Venmo and Zelle.
Mosley believes CNY school districts will work on trying to implement these courses into their curriculum.