The Georgia House of Representatives has recently passed a bill calling state education officials to implement a study program focusing on financial literacy for high schoolers. Reliable sources say that cryptocurrency is also on the proposed curriculum list. High school students in the state might soon get taught about cryptocurrency after the new financial literacy program was approved by the House of Representatives.
On March 8, the bill passed the lower chamber of Georgia by a vote of 169-2. Notably, this bill was sponsored by six Republican candidates and has now been sent to the Senate for further debate. The program outlines 16 areas of financial literacy to be studied by the students in the tenth or eleventh grade.
This bill’s text mentions:
“The State Board of Education shall prescribe a program of study in personal financial literacy to be completed by students during high school.”
Crypto has found itself on the list that features more traditional subjects like balancing a checkbook, money management, investing, tax assessments, and loan applications.
Nonetheless, given crypto’s lowly position at position 16 out of 16 subjects, it might not turn out to be the most comprehensive overview. But at least it is a move in the right direction.
Georgia’s bill is not the first time that crypto has been included in a high school curriculum. Back in 2019, the French education ministry implemented a BTC and crypto module to its high school curriculum.
Experts say that the module was designed to offer students a basic knowledge of crypto in relation to the traditional financial world. The module pushed students to answer various questions including “Can Bitcoin replace the Euro?” “Is Bitcoin the currency of the future?”, and “Do you have trust in your currency?”.
Many signs show that it is never too early to learn about cryptocurrency. For instance, on International Women’s Day, a 3-year-old Bitcoin educator spoke at the virtual Women of the Future crypto and blockchain conference. Lily Knight is the name of the young educator.
#Bitcoin explained by a 3 year old 🙃 pic.twitter.com/sNlZPetauD
— Lily’s Show (@LilyKnightShow) February 15, 2021
Previously, Lily went semi-viral in the cryptocurrency world after releasing a video about bitcoin’s limited supply using Skittles candy for visual representation.