Challenge to fit financial literacy into curriculum

The drive to introduce financial literacy as a subject in secondary schools could fail at the first hurdle – space in the curriculum and finding appropriate teachers, says Ashburton College principal Ross Preece.

He applauds the move to make students money smart but said plans to introduce Sorted in Schools to Year 9 and 10 students next year will struggle to gain traction in an already overloaded school curriculum.

The online programme is being trialled in several schools next term.

A money management programme run by the BNZ at college had been one of the most popular options in Year 10 . . .

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