Bill seeks to require personal finance class for SC students


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    A bill introduced in the South Carolina State Senate would require high school students to take a class in personal finance.

    Sen. Luke Rankin (R - Conway) pre-filed the bill, which now sits in the Senate Education Committee.

    The bill states that it would require a one-half credit course of study in personal finance, as well as an end-of-year test as a requirement to graduate. The new requirement would begin with the 2020-2021 school year.

    The new course would be in place of existing economics requirements.

    The bill states the State Dept. of Education would develop the curriculum for this coursework before July 1, 2020.

    The act would take effect upon the governor's approval.

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