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Opening Arguments

Spending ed.

Good idea:

The group, which included teachers, school board members, district administrators and leaders of nonprofits, recommended that the state consider making personal finance part of Oregon's math graduation requirement.

Ultimately, the committee wants students to have to show they're proficient in the subject to receive a diploma.

Of course, maybe kids shouldn't even be spending money until they get married and have real, full-time jobs. This will just give them the idea it's all right to be spending at such a young age, and it's something parents should be teaching them anyway. Maybe they could have a "savings only" curriculum.


Bob G.
Tue, 10/28/2008 - 10:49am

...And for those from "financially-challenged" families, we could do a few classes on "creative panhandling"...

(spit on your windshield and clean it off with my coatsleeve for a buck, Mister?)


(money is a TOOL, so never use a pair of pliers to drive a nail)