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Preparing Florida's youth for the 'Real World'

Many feel Florida's youth aren't prepared financially to enter into the "Real World".

The Florida Council on Economic Education wants to change that.
They are asking state lawmakers to require Florida high schoolers to take a Financial Literacy course.
One study the group did shows that young adults had more trouble finding a job during the recession.

That's why they say it's more important now than ever to educate students on how to handle their finances.

Ma: "Its important because today we're seeing historic levels of personal debt that we've never seen in the history of the country and state."

They say it is feasible and will cost the state as little as 138,000 dollars over five years.
Meanwhile school administrators say Florida students are required to take an economics' class, which already touches on finances.