Joyce B. Cowin Funds Program at Teachers College to Foster Personal Financial Literacy among High School Students
Published in Curriculum
Joyce B. Cowin, an alumna and long-time Trustee of Teachers College, has given the College a gift to create an innovative and unique professional development program for New York City public school teachers that will address the critical need for high-impact financial literacy in students in grades 9-12.
“Every person past the ninth grade should have knowledge of money – how to finance a college education, how to balance a checkbook, how to ensure that expenses don’t exceed income, how to monitor a credit card and interest, how to shop for clothes and food, and how much to pay for rent and what a mortgage is,” Joyce said. “When the market collapsed in 2008, so many wonderful, hardworking people who had saved money throughout their lives were snookered about sub-prime mortgages, and they lost everything. We need to educate the next generation to ensure this never happens again.”
An Anti-Snooker Campaign: The Cowin Financial Literacy Project