Mich. league's committee testimony supports youth fin. ed.

April 20, 2015
LIVONIA, Mich. (4/21/15)--Representatives from the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) testified at a state House Education Committee meeting last week in support of increased opportunities for high school financial education (Michigan Monitor April 20).

House Bill 4390, sponsored by Rep. Jim Tedder (R-Waterford Township) and supported by MCUL, would amend the Revised School Code to allow high school students to take a half-credit course in personal economics or financial literacy to satisfy their economics graduation requirement.

Kirk Hanna, MCUL vice president of government affairs, and Beth Troost, financial education manager for the league, provided committee members with copies of the Community Reinvestment Report and information about the scope of Michigan credit unions' youth financial education, including teen Financial Reality Fairs, student credit unions and financial education classroom presentations.