Financial Education Liaison Gets Top Recognition
In a Huffington Post editorial, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett singled out Apple Federal Credit Union liaison Terri Carson as one of financial education's "important models to follow" during the National Financial Capability Challenge.
The three members of President Obama's administration detailed both her management of Apple's Student-Run Credit Union branch at Stonewall Jackson High School and her classroom efforts, such as financial literacy boot camp, as elements that likely contributed to her students' stellar results. More than half of Carson's 100 students that took the test scored within the top 20% nationally and 17 earned perfect scores.
A joint effort by the Departments of the Treasury and Education, the National Financial Capability Challenge was designed to help promote financial education among the nation's high school students.