There should be a full one year HS course in Finances for all US students, complete with honors options. She did have a class where they made her do all the research of a budget, from car payment and insurance to apartment rental, based on a salary. A good exercise, but should be an in depth course for a year.
Probably not a good use of time for some students who know or can quickly learn that on their own, so a test-out option should be offered. Also, the prerequisite for such a course probably needs to be a match course where one learns exponential functions, since that helps understanding stuff like compound interest.
I guess we could just agree to disagree.
personal finance IS a required one-semester course in NJ...and making Algenra II a prerequisite is non-sensical.
How do they explain compound interest without even the most basic knowledge of exponential functions? Or do they teach exponential functions in that course?
And my personal favorite, Michael Mayberry, CTO of Intel... Midland College. A technical college. (I double checked that this was not a mistake and no, they're not referring to Midland University.)
In terms of "advanced technology", engineering employment is less school ranking sensitive than many other areas; computing can vary by employer. What ranking sensitivity there is tends to be based on in-major ranking, and is moderated by other factors (e.g. local/regional school preference).
but graduate outside the top 30 or so engineering schools and your career prospects become much more limited.