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Relating to personal financial literacy courses for high school students in public schools.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1182 would require every public high school to include in their curriculum requirements a personal financial literacy class, equal to a half-credit. Current law requires that financial literacy courses be offered as an elective. This bill also lowers the required amount of elective credits from five credits to four and a half credits.
Texas Action recommends supporting HB 1182 because it promotes personal responsibility. Teaching high school students financial literacy could positively impact their future financial decisions and better prepare them for an important aspect of their adult lives.