PwC's Earn Your Future traveled to the Wharton School in Philadelphia last month, sponsoring 150 teachers for a weekend seminar focusing on the skills and support they need to teach financial literacy in the classroom. PwC joined with Knowledge@Wharton for the three-day event, which is the first of many seminars PwC's Earn Your Future plans to hold as part of its commitment to reaching 2.5 million students and educators.
An opportunity for educators: Apply for PwC's Financial Literacy Award
On June 11, 2012, the Atlantic Council and PwC gathered a cross-section of thought leaders from government, academia, the private sector, and schools from across the nation to discuss structural issues that inhibit effective financial literacy teaching education and training. While several problems were immediately evident—a severe shortage of teachers qualified to teach finance and economics, a lack of sufficient time and resources to teach all required subjects, and students’ unwillingness to learn a subject without tangible benefits—participants shared valuable success stories and actionable solutions.