CUNA Regulatory Comment Call

February 19, 2007

Treasury Seeks Comments on Improving Financial Literacy in Schools

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

The Commission specifically requests feedback on the questions below. When appropriate, please cite specific examples to illustrate your responses to any of these questions.

  1. What are some ways to overcome the challenges faced in bringing financial literacy programs into kindergarten through grade 12 classrooms?
















  2. Are there unique problems encountered when trying to improve the financial literacy of postsecondary students?

    Yes ______ No ______

    If so, what are some ways to solve those problems?
















  3. What are the essential elements of an effective teacher-training program for financial education?
















  4. What should be the role of private sector companies in youth financial education?
















    What are the benefits and challenges of this type of involvement?
















  5. What should be the role of not-for-profit organizations in youth financial education?
















    What are the benefits and challenges of this type of involvement?
















Eric Richard • General Counsel • (202) 508-6742 • erichard@cuna.com
Mary Mitchell Dunn • SVP & Deputy General Counsel • (202) 508-6736 • mdunn@cuna.com
Jeffrey Bloch • Assistant General Counsel • (202) 508-6732 • jbloch@cuna.com
Lilly Thomas • Assistant General Counsel • (202) 508-6733 • lthomas@cuna.com
Catherine Orr • Senior Regulatory Counsel • (202) 508-6743 • corr@cuna.com