DENVER — School districts in Colorado will have to incorporatefinancial literacy into their curricula, as a result of a lawsigned recently by Gov. Bill Ritter.


The Credit Union Association of Colorado was a strong backer ofthe measure, which was passed by the legislature last month. Theassociation's members have been active in developing programs toteach young people about the importance of financial literacy.


“We have had success in promoting financial literacy to ourcredit unions' membership and the communities we serve, but as aresult of the signing of this law, credit unions have a window ofextending that success in working with out school districts byproviding objective financial education tools,” said Timothy Dore,senior vice president of the Credit Union Association ofColorado.


In light of the recent subprime mortgage crisis and othereconomic problems, there has been greater attention nationally toincreasing the public's awareness of personal finance issues.President Bush has appointed a task force that is makingrecommendations on government and public-private partnerships inthis area

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