Photo above is my Great Great Grandfather, Civil War Veteran, Company C, First Kentucky Cavalry, U.S.

Mom and Dad had antecedents on both sides of that bloody conflict. Counties were split, towns were split, and families were split. It was never as simple as being the north versus the south.

The Preacherman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a gun and learn how to shoot." The Gunman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a Bible and learn how to pray."

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Entry for March 09, 2008

As a rule, schools do a perfectly lousy job teaching true life-skills to students. Money management, including investing, should be taught from elementary school through high school. It would not hurt for it to be required in colleges as well. With a great deal of outside help, a school on the south side of Chicago is breaking out of the norm and is teaching investing. This is a model program for all schools in the nation to adopt. “No Child Left Behind” my ass, these kids are leading the way.

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080309/investing_school.html


2 comments:

Steve said...

Time was when it was good enough to teach high school students how to balance a checkbook. Those times are long gone. I was glad to see our high school here in rural MN teaching the kids how to invest in stocks. My niece was working on her portfolio last year. I'm not sure how much she really grasped about the concept, but it was a hell of a lot better than teaching how to balance a checkbook.

We need more of this.

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

At least some schools are finally getting it. Thanks for that insight.