(State of financial education: Many money problems Americans face could have been avoided if financial literacy was taught earlier in school. That knowledge helps create a foundation for students to build strong money habits early and avoid many mistakes that lead to a lifelong of money struggles. This story is part of a series looking at the current financial education landscape in this country.)
As more states move toward requiring personal finance coursework in their schools, they may want to consider who’s going to teach it — and how.
It’s a sign more service oriented businesses are posting ,as things slowly return to some kind of normalcy. Restaurants especially are feeling the pinch from a lack of either qualified or eager applicants.
“Everyone from servers to dishwashers to line-cooks to fry-cooks, they’re all needed. But people are not willing to work,” Robin Joyce said.
Joyce is the owner of “By the brewery” in Downtown Memphis. She says she is frustrated her business, just a few days old, is shut down because she doesn’t have enough staff.
photo by: Meeting screenshot/Lawrence school board
Lawrence school board President Kelly Jones and Vice President Erica Hill are seen after the board approved hiring Kristen Ryan as the Lawrence school district’s new director of elementary schools during a special board meeting on Monday, April 5, 2021.
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