Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 3, 2013

Banker teaches financial literacy at AHS


State Sen. Barry Finegold, an advocate of school-level financial literacy programs, applauded the effort.

“This is a major problem among our youth,” he said. “I think it’s great. The more public-private partnerships we have, the better off we’ll be. To encourage younger people to get a hold of their financial liabilities, I think, is really important.”

In the recent legislative session, the state passed an effort started by Susan Tucker, Finegold’s predecessor, that starts a financial literacy pilot program in some urban school systems in the commonwealth. The program operates within mathematics curriculum at the high school level.

“If it works well there, we hope to scale it across all school systems,” Finegold said.

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