Financial literacy scores of high school students continue to hover just around the 50 percent mark, according to the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, a national non-profit organization.
A lot of CPAs and state societies are involved in the program, which works to evaluate and improve the financial literacy of students between kindergarten and their senior year of high school. The 2005-06 survey revealed virtually no improvement, though the group's executive director, Laura Levine, said the better news was that the group saw increased participation in the number of students and the number of high schools participating.
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