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Why is this something that should be taught in schools instead, and not part of what parents do as part of their job?

Kids are often resistant to what parents teach. I find that for some thing for my kids to hear it from someone else makes a difference in whetehr they consider the information or just reflexively reject it. I do think that teaching personal finance has a math component but is not and should not be a substitute for a regular math curriculum (which at a minimum should include Calculus as an option for students who want to take it). However, I do think it should be a required course. You ask a fair question in terms of what would it replace. Around here I would replace communications or fine arts with it. Where I live, however, an economics course is required and personal finance was taught as part of that course.
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