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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published October 07, 2011

Comptroller Franchot to Launch Statewide Petition Drive for Financial Literacy Education



WHO: Comptroller Peter Franchot
Tammy Darvish, CEO Darcars Automotive Group
Dr. Karyl Leggio, Dean, Sellinger School of Business & Mgmt at Loyola University
P. Thomas Shouldice, Principal of Dundalk High School
Students, Dundalk High School
Local elected officials
Community Business leaders

WHAT: Comptroller Peter Franchot will join with business leaders, community activists, students and education officials from the local area to launch his statewide petition drive for financial literacy education. For the past several years, the Comptroller has led a bipartisan coalition calling for legislation that requires Maryland’s public school students to pass a standalone course in financial literacy in order to graduate from high school. In each of the last two years the bills have passed the Maryland Senate but stalled in the House of Delegates. The Comptroller hopes to deliver a petition with 10,000 signatures when the General Assembly reconvenes in January, 2012.

Keynote speakers will address the significant need for comprehensive financial literacy education and the consequences of financial mis-management.

WHEN: Today, October 7, 2011
1 p.m.

WHERE: DARCARS of Baltimore
6007 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224

CONTACT: Christine Feldmann, 443-336-0215 (cell)