By Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO, Council for Economic Education.
As all of you know, April is no longer “the cruelest month”; it is now financial literacy month!
All of us at CEE are enthusiastic about our plans to celebrate the progress being made in financial and economic literacy and the chance to involve all of you.
First and foremost, we are launching our new National Standards for Financial Literacy, providing a toolkit for educators in creating a solid curriculum for all of our students. By giving financial and economic education equal status with other subjects (math, science, languages), we will increase both state and national will and resources to this mission.
In addition, throughout the month of April, we will share the perspectives here of some of our nation’s most important financial, corporate, and political leaders on the need for and importance of financial and economic literacy. Look out for essays from great guest bloggers, such as:
Lori Berkes-Nelson, President, Econ Illinois
Lynn Fitch, Mississippi State Treasurer
Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, TX-15
JD Hoye, President, National Academy Foundation
Max Isenberg, freshman at the University of Pennsylvania and former National Economics Challenge finalist
Dan Kadlec, journalist
Jeff Lacker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and CEE Board Member
David H. Lillard, Jr., Tennessee State Treasurer
Barbara O’Neill, Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Brian Page, 2011 Ohio Department of Education Milken National Educator Recipient
Mike Periu, President, Proximo, Inc. and CEE Board Member
Amy Rosen, President & CEO, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Joan Rosenbaum, 5th grade teacher
Check out this link to see the events that we will be sponsoring for April as well.
At the end of the month, I will share my thoughts on these experiences. And I hope that you will share some of your experiences with us here.
We know that financial literacy changes the way people see the world and their roles in it. Together, we can make a difference.
Nan J. Morrison
President & CEO
Council for Economic Education