The House of Representatives in Georgia has passed a law encouraging education officials to implement an economics program for high school students, and cryptocurrency is included in the list of curricula.
The bill passed the Georgia House of Representatives on March 8 by 169 votes to 2. The bill introduced six Republican candidates and was sent to the Senate for further consideration. The program identifies 16 areas of financial competence that students in tenth or eleventh grade should study.
The bill provided the following:
“The state education board must prescribe a personal training program that students must complete during high school.
Cryptocurrency ended up on the list along with more traditional topics such as balancing checkbooks, investing, money management, loan applications and tax assessments.
But given the low position of the cryptocurrency in 16th place out of 16, this may not be an exhaustive review. But this is at least the beginning.
The Georgia bill is not the first time cryptocurrency has been included in a high school curriculum. In 2019, the French Ministry of Education included bitcoin and cryptocurrency in the school’s curriculum.
The module is designed to provide students with basic knowledge about cryptocurrency in the traditional economic world. The module asked students to answer questions such as “Is Bitcoin the currency of the future?” Can Bitcoin replace the euro? And “Do you trust your currency?”
And it showed that it is not too early to learn about cryptocurrencies, on International Women’s Day, a three-year-old bitcoin teacher spoke at the Women of the Future conference on cryptocurrencies and blockchain on the Internet. The young teacher, Lily Knight, was previously almost viral in the cryptocurrency world after she released a video about a limited supply of bitcoins using Skittles for rendering.