Massachusetts is a truly exceptional state, and remains at the forefront of critical sectors in our economy. We are a national leader in many areas including health care, civil rights, energy, high tech, and biotech. We are home to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world and our elementary and secondary education systems are consistently recognized as the highest achieving in this country.
Though we have seen tremendous economic growth and educational achievement, we have fallen behind other states when it comes to providing financial education. National research suggests that Massachusetts has room to improve in helping our residents become financially literate and providing them with the tools they need in order to make informed decisions. In fact, a recent study from Champlain College even gives our state a failing grade for educating our students in this area.
TREASURER & RECEIVER GENERAL OF MASSACHUSETTS, DEBORAH B. GOLDBERG