Americans tend to score poorly on financial literacy tests, but it's not entirely their fault: School systems don't generally require personal finance classes, and many parents feel ill-equipped to pass on big lessons about spending, saving and investing to their kids.
While most high school students still plan to go the traditional route
of attending four-year colleges and universities when they consider
educational options after graduation, a significant number say they are
open to the idea of attending community colleges and technical schools.