It's called financial literacy.
Let's just cut to the chase, and say that the majority of students coming out of school are financially illiterate, and don't have a plan.
That's a problem. A problem that won't go away, unless we as educators take a stand and teach them how money (and jobs, and life) really works.
Instead of focusing on test after test after test, we should be utilizing these children's minds to develop them into thinkers, into "do"ers, into young adults who actually like their job, and don't worship the money that they're making.
I just learned today that I'll be making my 3rd presentation to college-aged students at a pretty big university that wants me to speak on this subject. What a glorious feeling to have the chance to discuss with them this topic that everyone knows is out there... but no one is doing anything about!
That's why "The P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L. Program" was born. To "Provide Opportunities With Economic Results For Underage Learners." It was born because I never had those opportunities to learn these things when I was younger.
It wasn't born to make gobs and gobs of money (but it sure feels good when I do get paid something for doing what I love to do)... and ultimately to provide for my family.
It was created to give anyone who believes in this cause to learn about what we're doing, and to teach others about it, too.
It's as simple as that.
Strength in numbers, and numbering your strengths.
What a powerful concept.