It is tempting to think that all the nation’s economic troubles – slow growth and high unemployment – can be traced to the financial crisis and the recession that started in 2007-2008. But this would be a mistake. Some of the challenges the country faces predate the financial crisis.
Challenging the premise that high school graduation is a destination rather than a springboard to the future, College Summit Founder and CEO, J.B. Schramm says, “We re-envision the purpose of high school to be a launch pad for college and career success.”
Our politicians all seem to agree on at least one thing: There will be no recovery unless America gets back to work. But that’s often where the agreement ends. Once you move on to discuss how to get America back to work, opinions begin to diverge.
If you think about it, every person will inevitably require managing money. Credit, money management, and savings discipline are all an everyday and integral component for operating a successful adult life. So how is it our youth not receive basic and consistent financial education? Believe me, I agree that history, science, mathematics, and language arts are important, but in my opinion, money management is more important.
U.S. Chamber Foundation and NAACP Partnership on The Path Forward: Improving Opportunities for African-American Students
Remarks by Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
December 10, 2015 | Washington, DC