Kansas PTA and MyJobChart.com Help Parents With Financial Literacy
Helping Kids Build Work Ethic and Learn About Money Issues Drives Partnership
In its 2013 National Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools, the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College awarded 30 states (roughly 60% of the U.S.) a grade of C or worse.
The state of Kansas received a B on the report card because it mandates personal finance education as part of another course offering, but requires no assessment. In some cases, there may be a math course that includes a partial assessment of personal finance knowledge. Kansas requires financial literacy topics to be included in the model content standards for mathematics and requires certain personal finance topics be tested as part of math assessment tests given to all students.
Recognizing that students in Kansas are still not receiving a well-rounded base on financial education, the Kansas PTA has decided to partner with MyJobChart.com to provide parents an important educational tool to help teach kids about work ethic, responsibility, accountability and managing money. The Kansas PTA services 20,000 members from 150 chapters statewide.
“Kansas PTA is very excited to partner with MyJobChart to provide parents with additional resources for educating their children. We look forward to sharing this great tool with our members and our own families! As the parent of a child in Middle School and one in college I know how important educating them to be financially prepared for adulthood is.” Tammy Bartels, Kansas PTA President
MyJobChart.com, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a free, easy to use, online and mobile job chart and reward system designed to teach, organize and motivate kids to earn, save, share and spend responsibly. In a little more than three years, MyJobChart.com has accumulated more than 742,000 members, who have completed more than 22 million jobs, earned roughly $3 million and donated to numerous charities including Autism Speaks, National MPS Society, Noah’s Bandage Project and Cookies For Kids’ Cancer.
“We understand the role the PTA plays with the schools and we appreciate the organization standing up for the students,” said MyJobChart.com Founder & CEO Gregg Murset. “We know that parents will see a big difference in their children after a short time using this program. We also know that the there are other habits learned that could be carried into adulthood. It’s time for our children to know the basics of earning, saving and sharing money.”
Since the report was announced last July, several states have begun the process of improving their status by passing legislative measures. Still, only four states (Utah, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia) require a one-semester course devoted to personal finance.
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