In the UK, we've educated our youth into debt when they go to university — but never about debt. It's time for that to change!
Since September 2014 financial education has formed part of the compulsory national curriculum for all maintained schools in England. It's part of citizenship for 11-16 year olds and there are stronger links to it in maths for all ages.
However, this is only part of the problem. For financial education to succeed in schools teachers need resources so they find the subject easy to teach, they know what to teach and they can fully engage their pupils in enjoyable lessons.
Hopefully we're on the way to achieving this in 2015 and beyond.
Full free 40-page guide for teenagers and their parents on how to be good MoneySavers.
The modern UK has a nasty debt habit, yet we're a debt–illiterate nation. This cycle needs to be broken.
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