SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A new campaign to encourage financial literacy education gets underway in Maryland this week.

State Comptroller Peter Franchot is scheduled to appear Tuesday morning at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.

Franchot has been trying to get the Maryland General Assembly to pass legislation requiring a standalone course in financial literacy as a criterion for graduating high school. The bill has died the last two years, but Franchot says he wants to give lawmakers a petition with 10,000 signatures when they reconvene in January.

The students will present Franchot with the petitions at Tuesday’s event.

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  1. independent says:

    And who will teach this class? A business finance teacher or an English teacher who is forced to muddle through?

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