WGTE Town Hall: Financial Literacy for Students -
"The depth of our financial ignorance is startling...and at a time when we're borrowing more than ever, most Americans can't explain what compound interest is." So wrote journalist James Surowiecki, whose column about business and finance appears each week in The New Yorker.
WGTE addresses the important issue of financial literacy for students in this live Town Hall program, hosted by Bill Harris. Expert panelists answer questions and give advice for parents and educators on the importance of teaching financial literacy to young people, as well as how to do so effectively.
During the show, viewers had the opportunity to call in with questions and also receive packets of free information and resources. A new online game that teaches kids about money mangement, while they are having fun, was unveiled during the broadcast and can be played at http://www.wgte.org/finances101