Comptroller Franchot is a strong proponent of financial literacy education. He spearheaded a grassroots petition campaign to gather over 10,000 signatures to present to the Maryland General Assembly session to persuade them to implement a state-wide high school graduation requirement in personal finance. In addition, he has worked with local jurisdictions and private sector partners to help create opportunities and programs that will help prepare our students for life after school. Comptroller Franchotís efforts have seen several jurisdictions adopt a financial literacy graduation requirement, new programs and courses introduced in every school district across Maryland, and the creation of a finance park that allows students to test their knowledge in real world situations.
For more information on the Comptroller's initiative to promote financial literacy, contact Emily Gontrum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 410-260-7561.
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