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Report: Vermont gets D in teaching kids about money

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Vermont is not making the grade when it comes to teaching kids about money. That's the finding of a new report from Champlain College's Center for Financial Literacy.

The evaluation gave the Green Mountain State a D. The grade is based on an assessment of statewide efforts to incorporate personal finance education in high school classrooms.

"Vermont is a typical grade D or grade F state. A grade D or a grade F state is a situation where whether or not this is taught is entirely dependent on the superintendent, it's entirely dependent on the principal and the school board, frankly it's usually dependent on the teacher," said John Pelletier of the Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy.

The grades were mixed across our region. New York and New Hampshire faired best, earning B's; Massachusetts got an F.

Champlain College: National Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools -- www.champlain.edu/centers-of-excellence/center-for-financial-literacy/report-making-the-grade

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