Mandatory personal finance classes for middle school students nixed by N.D. HouseNorth Dakota's House has decided not to require personal finance instruction in the state's middle schools.
By: Associated Press,
BISMARCK — North Dakota's House has decided not to require personal finance instruction in the state's middle schools.
Personal finance teaching already is mandated in high schools, and some lawmakers wanted to extend it to earlier grades.
The bill lost today when representatives deadlocked, 47-47.
Tioga Rep. David Rust said North Dakota's middle schools don't have room for another mandate in their teaching schedules.
Minot Rep. Roscoe Streyle (STRY'-lee) supported the measure. Streyle works in a bank, and he says the instruction could help future bank customers avoid overdraft fees.