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This bill would require the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to ensure that all recipients of a high school diploma are proficient in personal finance.
While financial literacy is a noble goal, the PDE should not have the arbitrary authority to enforce this kind of requirement on graduates of nonpublic, church, and other private schools, private tutor programs, or home education programs. While it appears Senator Williams intended this requirements to extend only to public education, the current wording of the bill is concerning because it does not specifically limit the application to public schools.
See "Bill History" link below.
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