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Should personal finance be taught in schools as part of the national curriculum?

“Yes. If it can be squeezed in, it ought to be. How interest rates and APRs work could be used as examples in maths lessons. It is particularly important for the less intellectual, perhaps the bottom 20 per cent, who leave school early.”
Michael Stanley,Hulbert Financial Services

“Yes. My view is that there should be some financial services education in the national curriculum.”
Jane Armstrong,Larking Gowen

“Yes. I’ve got two teenagers who have just gone to university and what they know about finance could be written on a postage stamp.”
Derek Armstrong,TD Armstrong

“No. It is not good to have just a little bit of expertise.”
Geoffrey Morris,G M Associates (Hull)

“No. I don’t think it would be such a good idea.The worst people to try and advise are the people that think they know everything already.”
Chris White,Chris White Financial

“Yes. I think it would be excellent, particularly if people had more under-standing about debt.”
Andrew Stevenson-Hamilton,Stevenson-Hamilton

“Yes. It does have a place on the national curriculum but the teachers have to be adequately informed.I can bet that a large number of teachers have little if any financial skills.I also am not sure how well they will respond to having another subject to squeeze into the curriculum.”
Jim McDermott,AA Management

“Yes. I think it is fair to say that the public has very little understanding of financial issues.
Michael Griffin,Griffin Financial Services

Yes 75%
No 25%

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