Stuyvesant Students’ Concerns on Financial Literacy

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Issue 14, Volume 112

By Samantha Hua, Vivian Teo, Erica Chen, Anisha Singhal, Raymond Yang, Maya Nelson, Ava Quarles, Afra Mahmud 

“I’m taking personal finance right now but there should definitely be more sections of that class, literally a million times more important than something like art app or music app.” —anonymous

“I’m worried about taking out a college loan after high school.” —Mehruba Tithi, sophomore

“I would want a financial literacy class as a requirement, because I wouldn’t take it as an elective.” —Mehruba Tithi, sophomore

“I would be interested in a class but I’m concerned that an entire period is a big commitment.” —Riya Sundaram, freshman

“In my opinion, a financial literacy class would be a better use for life than something like drafting [or] art appreciation.” —anonymous

“I see financial literacy as something that could be lumped into a larger ‘life skills’ class, along with stuff about the college application process and stuff that was formerly included in home ec[onomics] classes.” —Nora Miller, senior

“I think it would make a lot more sense to offer a couple day seminar or something of that sort rather than a full semester class that I would have to commit a full period of my day to. I would love to learn about financial literacy to a greater extent, but I feel that I would not want to spend a full semester in class learning about it, nor do I feel that it is necessary to give that much attention to it.” —Elizabeth Harris, sophomore

“I don’t know what financial literacy is. If the class was an elective I would take it.” —Faiza Mia, sophomore

“Stuy is not doing enough to promote financial literacy and the school should implement a class. I have no idea how to do my taxes and somewhere down the line that might be an issue.” —Eileen Lin, junior