Austin, Texas (June 22, 2005) a bill requiring personal finance education for high school students in Texas, has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry.
The bill, which had the support of the Texas Society of CPAs, was first introduced in the Texas House of Representatives. Prior to its passage, TSCPA chairman Ed Polansky had testified in favor of the legislation in March.
Polansky said that the TSCPA would help school districts comply with the bill by continuing to make available the multi-lesson curriculum guide that was developed by the American Institute of CPAs. Texas now becomes the eighth state to require personal finance education for high school graduation, joining Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, New York and Utah.