By: Julie Heath
Since arriving in Cincinnati, I was surprised to learn that Ohio trails many other states in its requirements around economic and financial education. Half of the states require that economics be offered as an elective course in high schools—twenty-two states require that it be taken to graduate. Ohio does neither. In the area of financial education, fourteen states require that a course in financial literacy be offered as an elective for high school students. Thirteen states require that it be taken to graduate. Again, Ohio does neither.