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U.S. Teenagers Really Don't Know the Value of a Dollar, Global Test Shows - Inside School Research - Education Week - 20 views

  • "Financial literacy is concerned with the way individuals understand, manage and plan their own and their households' financial affairs, and with their awareness and understanding of the overall financial and economic landscape they live in," 
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    Financial Literacy Education
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    Financial Literacy Education
Prakash Dheeriya

Need your support for a great cause. Won't cost you a penny! - 10 views

I have a special request to make. I am applying for a small business grant that has, as one of its requirements, getting support and votes from facebook users. This grant will enable us to provide...

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Robert Alford

Jump$tart Coalition - 16 views

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    Website with Personal Financial Literacy curriculum for elementary and teens.
Tanya Windham

Dissent Magazine - Winter 2011 Issue - Got Dough? Public Scho... - 59 views

  • To justify their campaign, ed reformers repeat, mantra-like, that U.S. students are trailing far behind their peers in other nations, that U.S. public schools are failing. The claims are specious. Two of the three major international tests—the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study and the Trends in International Math and Science Study—break down student scores according to the poverty rate in each school. The tests are given every five years. The most recent results (2006) showed the following: students in U.S. schools where the poverty rate was less than 10 percent ranked first in reading, first in science, and third in math. When the poverty rate was 10 percent to 25 percent, U.S. students still ranked first in reading and science. But as the poverty rate rose still higher, students ranked lower and lower. Twenty percent of all U.S. schools have poverty rates over 75 percent. The average ranking of American students reflects this. The problem is not public schools; it is poverty. And as dozens of studies have shown, the gap in cognitive, physical, and social development between children in poverty and middle-class children is set by age three.
  • Drilling students on sample questions for weeks before a state test will not improve their education. The truly excellent charter schools depend on foundation money and their prerogative to send low-performing students back to traditional public schools. They cannot be replicated to serve millions of low-income children. Yet the reform movement, led by Gates, Broad, and Walton, has convinced most Americans who have an opinion about education (including most liberals) that their agenda deserves support.
  • THE COST of K–12 public schooling in the United States comes to well over $500 billion per year. So, how much influence could anyone in the private sector exert by controlling just a few billion dollars of that immense sum? Decisive influence, it turns out. A few billion dollars in private foundation money, strategically invested every year
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  • Hundreds of private philanthropies together spend almost $4 billion annually to support or transform K–12 education, most of it directed to schools that serve low-income children (only religious organizations receive more money). But three funders—the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Eli and Edythe Broad (rhymes
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    A great analysis of the problems with financial giants supporting educational reform.
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    This is one juicy article which may change your view of the big picture of ed reform or help you get others to see it more clearly. Pass it on.
Prakash Dheeriya

Teach finance to elementary, middle and high school children using stories - 6 views

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    Disclosure: I am the author of these children's books.
Martin Burrett

All the way to the bank - 71 views

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    This is a virtual maths board game where you have to keep track on how much money you have to deposit at the end of the month. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths
Derrick Grose

Money 101 - Free Resources for Teaching Financial Literacy - 4 views

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    This article provides resources for teaching about the history of currency, counterfeiting and modern techniques for printing banknotes.
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