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What Education Does: How The Financial Industry Can Shape Young Minds And Our Industry’s Future Blog,Feature,MWEd,Mwiki

Coming off two weeks of MarketsWiki Education sessions, it’s time to stop and look at education. It’s hard to believe, but most schools – and let’s stick with high schools in the Chicago area – do not have a financial education program built into their curriculum. What a shame. We demand that kids study, build a foundation to master a subject, and excel in their careers, but almost never teach them how to manage the money they earn. Chicago Public Schools is aiming to change that beginning this fall, with a new requirement that all of its students take a…