"America must reconnect the merits of education with the desire for one’s life aspiration. I believe that kids are dropping out of high school at record levels because they don’t believe that education is relevant to their future. …The way to make education relevant is to show them how to get rich, or simply how to do well, legally. That’s the power of financial literacy, the language of money, and teaching them the rules of free enterprise and capitalism, and how many of them can become entrepreneurs and self-employment projects."
John Hope Bryant, chairman, Operation HOPE, and vice chairman, U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy