Come on, guys. Really? Personal finances in school? Too complex, let them stick with languages, skills and action- reaction topics. I had an economics course in university, hardly remember anything. And really, what part of your school/high school education you carried over? What you need and what you like? And what 10-14 years old you would think about compounded interest and discounted cash flow? It would be worse than Latin poetry.
People don’t know personal finance because they find it boring. In some way it is good because it means many feel secure. But others who are in a precarious situations definitely lack will to look at and change themselves.