Jim Charkins, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) and Professor of Economics at California State University, San Bernardino
"I think it starts with basic skills first. When kids don't know math, when they don't know critical thinking, when they're having trouble reading, they're not going to make good financial decisions because they don't have the information to make good financial decisions. If we can get those basic thinking survival skills down, then children are much more likely to make wise financial decisions."