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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published September 28, 2011

Weekly Watchdog



Issue 14 — September 28, 2011

This is a special financial literacy edition of the Weekly Watchdog. Yesterday, Comptroller Franchot, noting the importance of sound financial education to our long-term economic well-being, kicked off a petition drive <http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=FE%2FS0HZiXx8V02oMbXJ3Km2fy3dBlNW%2F> to garner 10,000 signatures to push the General Assembly to pass a bill this year.



Getting Started Right at Blair High.

Joined by students at Blair High School’s Entrepreneurship Academy, Comptroller Franchot kicked off the petition drive in front an enthusiastic group of ambitious high schoolers who had already collected nearly 500 signatures.



Convening the Stakeholders.

Joined by business and community leaders, teachers and concerned parents, Comptroller Franchot convened the broad financial literacy coalition to mobilize the petition drive and strategize on how we’re going to make a standalone financial literacy course a high school graduation requirement in Maryland.



Racing out of the Gate.

Just one day after launching the petition drive <http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=qiVaCTf%2BpAamXtNCOkGS%2BG2fy3dBlNW%2F> , we are already well over 2,000 signatures. Help us keep the momentum towards a sound economic future for our children by signing the petition <http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=mvDEFZPle9P8VcytuWZMMG2fy3dBlNW%2F> and passing it along to your supportive friends.