Rep. Melody McCray-Miller, a Democrat, says she's working on a proposal to make sure schools teach children about personal finance from kindergarten through the 12th grade.
McCray-Miller tells The Wichita Eagle that she worries about Americans' increasing debt and their use of payday loans.
A 2003 law already required the State Board of Education to develop guidelines for lesson plans on financial literacy and to help school districts start programs.
But a department survey showed most teachers still don't deal with the topic. Board Member Carol Rupe, a Wichita Republican, says no one seems to "own'' the topic.
pyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.