Yes, this type of program to better educate young people and help them understand the financial world and to manage money is worthwhile. This should be a program that covers a two year period whether 10th 11th, or 12th grades and should not be hurried through. Students should be taught how to manage a checkbook and given a realistic idea of expenses from housing costs, utilities, food, etc., to get an idea of what to expect in a responsible adult world. Further, the importance of saving and information on investments, and buying a home, etc., would be very important information. Students should have to do hands-on projects doing mock, but realistic transactions. It may also be advantageous to have labs and repeat lessons for students who may take longer to learn some technical aspects. The goal isn’t how fast individuals can learn material, but to successfully learn material so they have a solid grasp and are prepared on what to expect in an independent adult world. Such classes should be mandatory.