Financial literacy may become Indiana high school graduation requirement

Sen. Mike Gaskill, R-Pendleton, speaks Wednesday to the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development in favor of his proposal in Senate Bill 35 to require all Indiana high school students to complete a course in financial literacy to earn their diploma.

Indiana high school students may be required in the not-too-distant future to complete a semester- or yearlong course in financial literacy to earn their diploma.

The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development is scheduled to vote Wednesday on advancing legislation mandating that students set to graduate high school beginning in 2028 do so only if they demonstrate mastery of a variety of financial principles.

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush delivers her ninth annual "State of the Judiciary" address Jan. 11, 2023, to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

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