The Council for Economic Education (CEE) has released the 2020 Survey of the States, available for download here. The Survey is CEE’s biennial look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States; it serves as an important benchmark for our progress, revealing both how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go.
This morning, CEE’s President and CEO, Nan J. Morrison, discussed the Survey, including positive national gains in personal finance and economic education, in an interview with anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
CNBC.com also covered the Survey’s release.
According to the Survey, twenty-one states now require high school students to take a course in personal finance, four more than reported in 2018’s report. Twenty-five states now require an economics course, an increase of three states since 2018. The report also discusses data on the positive outcomes of personal finance and economic education as well as the need to improve access to this important subject matter.