Md. Comptroller Pushes Financial Literacy for Students

Comptroller pushing for financial literacy for students

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    Maryland's comptroller continues push for financial literacy course.

    Comptroller Peter Franchot is continuing his push to require Maryland public school students to take a standalone course in financial literacy.

    The comptroller planned to join Operation Hope and PNC Bank to announce a partnership that will allow 2,500 Baltimore-area elementary and middle school students to be educated on how to save, spend, budget and invest their money.

    “Banking on Our Future” is a financial literacy program with lessons on banking, checking and savings accounts.

    For the past two years, a bill has passed the Maryland Senate to create a standalone financial literacy course. The measure has stalled in the House of Delegates.