Franchot To Push For Financial Literacy Course

BALTIMORE (AP) — Comptroller Peter Franchot is continuing his push to require Maryland public school students to take a standalone course in financial literacy.

Franchot will be in Baltimore on Wednesday to talk about the idea.

The comptroller will be joining Operation Hope and PNC bank to announce a partnership that will allow 2,500 Baltimore-area elementary and middle school students to be educated on how to save, spend, budget and invest their money in a program called “Banking on Our Future.” It’s a financial literacy program with lessons on banking, checking and savings accounts.

For the last two years, a bill has passed the Maryland Senate to create a standalone financial literacy course. The measure has stalled in the House of Delegates.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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    • Mstapha

      and run all the local merchants out of biesnsus By local biesnsus, I assume you mean the Montgomery county government?? Yea, no problem running the liquor biesnsus that governmnet has NO PLACE being in out of biesnsus quite happy to actually. Government should regulate biesnsus, not be engaged in it. And I don’t care about grocery stores selling it, I just want the mom and pops and anyone else with a liquor license to have the right to import whatever customers want into the county, not just what MoCo imports, which is far less selection than if a real liquor distributor were allowed to do it. If MoCo’s stores were out of the picture and we used real distributors, MoCos stores would be replaced with discount liquor stores like Total Wine (there’s a few in VA), Bottle King (that one might just be a jersey thing, not sure), etc providing approximately the same competition for the mom & pops as the MoCo stores do, but providing far better customer service and selection. Mom & Pops have their nitch as the place where you can quickly run out and get a chilled 6 pack or bottle of wine. Discount chains have little to no interest in providing that service keeping stuff cold costs too much for their discount biesnsus model. It would be precisely the same dynamic that the mom&pops have with the MoCo stores, they just wouldn’t go through the county for distribution.

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