Indeed, Georgia high school students are prepared to learn about one of the modalities that is on the rise: cryptocurrencies.
In this regard, the House of Representatives of Georgia, United States, approved a bill on March 8, which asks State education officials to implement a new study program. Which focuses on financial education for high school students.
«The State Board of Education shall prescribe a program of study in personal financial education. For students to complete during high school».
In fact, the bill was approved by the Georgia Lower House on a 169-2 vote.
Georgia students will be updated
Specifically, this bill, sponsored by six Republican candidates, has been sent to the Georgia Senate for additional considerations.
Based on what is known at the time of the plan, 16 financial literacy areas are described. What tenth or eleventh grade students need to perfect.
In this way, cryptocurrencies are on the list of emerging plans. Along with other more traditional themes.
To name a few, they are: checking account balancing, money management, investing, financial planning, and local tax rates. But, it was decided to also incorporate themes related to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
«Each local board of education shall implement the minimum prescribed study program. Pursuant to subsection (a) of this section of the code beginning in the 2021-2022 school year».
It is not the first time that cryptocurrencies have been included in a high school curriculum. In 2019, the Ministry of Education in France implemented, to its curriculum, a module specialized in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
Thus, the module was created to give students a basic knowledge regarding cryptocurrencies. Relative to the traditional financial world.
As a fun fact, it is never too early to learn about cryptocurrencies. Since on International Women’s Day, Lily Knight, a three-year-old Bitcoin educator, spoke about cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology, at the Woman on the Future online conference.
«It’s great to see women and girls in the crypto space».
By the way, Tyler winklevoss, the co-founder of Gemini, praised Lily’s explanation of cryptocurrencies: “You understand Bitcoin better than most central bankers».
In closing, this gives us a glimpse into the future of education and finance in the world. Where knowing how to handle money is a vital part of any person’s day-to-day life. There’s still a long way to go!
I retire with this phrase by Tim Breza: «If a student talks about cryptocurrencies, a lot of them will be talking about it. We need to include it».