COLUMBIA, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A bill filed by a South Carolina state senator would require high school students in the state to take a class in personal finance.
Sen. Luke Rankin (R – Conway) pre-filed the bill, which now sits in the Senate Education Committee.
The bill states that it would require a one-half credit course of study in personal finance, as well as an end-of-year test as a requirement to graduate. The new requirement would begin with the 2020-2021 school year.
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The bill states the State Dept. of Education would develop the curriculum for this coursework before July 1, 2020.
FOX 46 reported on this story from Charlotte, N.C.