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"We saw some interesting feedback that will require further deliberation and work with our partners," said Education Minister David Eggen. "For example, 90 per cent of respondents supporting the introduction of financial literacy as early as elementary school."------Julie Ali 1 min · CBC News · It is obvious to me that financial literacy training is required for students since the folks in government are incapable of balancing the budget and are only interested in wasting as much public money as they can before we boot them out of government. It's such an oxymoron situation to see the NDP folks THINKING about teaching our kids what they haven't learned. Good grief. This is becoming a Kafka tale.------

We have the folks who don't know how to manage money telling us that it would be a good thing to teach our kids how to manage the money they cannot manage.
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/albertans-want-more-financial-literacy-taught-in-classrooms-1.4070684

Albertans want more financial literacy taught in classrooms

"Start early — the talk about money can never happen soon enough,' says financial literacy expert

By Andrea Huncar, CBC News Posted: Apr 13, 2017 6:37 PM MT Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 6:38 PM MT
Education Minister David Eggen said most respondents support the introduction of lessons in financial literacy early on.
Education Minister David Eggen said most respondents support the introduction of lessons in financial literacy early on. (CBC)
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Albertans say teaching financial literacy should be a priority in schools, according to a new survey conducted by Alberta Education in its bid to overhaul the education curriculum.
On Monday, Alberta Education released survey results involving 32,391 parents, teachers and students, in which a majority agreed on the importance of teaching students early on how to manage their finances.
The survey is part of a six-year review of the curriculum that began last year.
"We saw some interesting feedback that will require further deliberation and work with our partners," said Education Minister David Eggen. "For example, 90 per cent of respondents supporting the introduction of financial literacy as early as elementary school."
Ministry officials said Alberta high school students currently have the option to take 25 courses in financial management, as well as opportunities to learn about money in classes such as business and administration.
But survey respondents said lessons on money management should be included as early as grade four and continue throughout junior high.
Troy Tisserand
Troy Tisserand, a founder of financial literacy program EmpowerU, said teaching lessons around money management has fallen from parents to the education system.

Never too early

"Start early — the talk about money can never happen soon enough," said Troy Tisserand, founder of an Edmonton-based financial literacy program called EmpowerU.
He also advised Alberta Education to "make sure that teachers have the skills to be able to effectively deliver that in the classroom."
Tisserand said early education around money used to happen at home, but with the rise of online banking and both parents often working, "it's really fallen on the education system."
He said money is used every day and choices not only define people's financial futures but also their quality of life, including mental wellness.
Eggen said the ministry will review opportunities to include financial literacy across different subjects and grades.
Upcoming opportunities for Albertans to share their views on the changes to curriculum will be announced by the province shortly.

Julie Ali
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It is obvious to me that financial literacy training is required for students since the folks in government are incapable of balancing the budget and are only interested in wasting as much public money as they can before we boot them out of government.
It's such an oxymoron situation to see the NDP folks THINKING about teaching our kids what they haven't learned. Good grief. This is becoming a Kafka tale.

Albertans have identified financial literacy as a priority in a survey undertaken by Alberta Education in its bid to overhaul the education curriculum.
CBC.CA

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Canada is now taking positive steps to include financial literacy in the educational system. 4 Pillars has a long history of teaching financial empowerment skills that better their lives of hard working Canadians.

Albertans have identified financial literacy as a priority in a survey undertaken by Alberta Education in its bid to overhaul the education curriculum.
CBC.CA
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Irma Pugh A lot of this money management starts with the parents ! Teach them how to earn it rather than doling out .
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Kim Cater Yes, lets teach our children exactly how the banking system rips us all off and the fraud of it all.
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Troy Saccary See YouTube video,"twelve year old girl explains the Canadian banking fraud in ten minutes & offers solution", nuff said.
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Dave Crowder Voters who are financially literate wouldn't be a good thing for the NDP.
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Al Macarpone How about pay cuts and less taxes to stimulate the economy 😂😂😂
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Stephanie Zee Fehler Fake news. What parents want is a focus on the basics and less focus on sex.
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Adam Desjardins The ndp won't do that. If their supporters learn math they are in trouble.
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Martin Macdonald Lol. But they are good at manipulating numbers.
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Leslie Ward You think Kenney and the Cons would? Think again. 40 years of lies taught people to run in fear.
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Julie Ali Leslie Ward Correct; the PCs are no different than the NDPCs.
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Andrew Barnhardt How can you expect anything to do with finances to be taught in schools within a country who's government doesn't know how to budget? All our children will learn is how to steal money, get arrested, and fuck things up for the next generation
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Julie Ali Darn right.
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Jim Warner And in the legislature buildings.
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Julie Ali I fail to see how a government that cannot balance the books is going to get students to learn financial literacy in school.
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