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Next Gen Personal Finance


Nov 16, 2018

We have seen some recent progress in states increasing access to financial education. In some cases, we see legislation at the state level (top-down) and in other situations, it is grassroots efforts at the school or district level (bottom-up). Tim talks to the Brookings Institution's Matt Kasman, who is out with a new research report that makes an important contribution to the existing literature on state-level efforts to improve financial education. Matt shares the results of his study as well as insights on the keys to successful implementation (he names states that get it right), including the importance of investing in teacher professional development. Enjoy!