NH Board of Education tables PragerU financial literacy course after pushback

August 11, 2023

Ethan DeWittNew Hampshire BulletinThe New Hampshire State Board of Education tabled a proposal Thursday that would allow public school students to take a financial literacy course from PragerU, a conservative media organization, amid strong pushback from educators. Chairman Drew Cline argued that more information was needed about how the nonprofit organization would separate the financial literacy videos from its more politically contentious content. The organization’s financial literacy program, Cash Course, consists of 15, five-minute videos on topics ranging from how to pay taxes to how to get health insurance. Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut argued that the financial literacy program being contemplated for New Hampshire’s Learn Everywhere program should be differentiated from PragerU’s other videos. The financial literacy videos, he said, are well-produced and informative.