Monday, October 22

Bronx business school kids running own bank branch

With so many small, themed high schools not having much to do with their themes at all, it's exciting to see that kids at Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology are now running their own private North Fork bank for the Roosevelt campus. The bank sounds like a useful laboratory for student workers and those who will learn to save. This weekend, the Times added color to the story, describing how the seniors working in the bank are teaching their classmates good financial habits with only a modicum of moralizing:

“Well, what do y’all do when you get paid?”

“I pay all my bills,” answered a blond girl in tight pink jeans. “And then I go to the street.”

“And do you save anything?” Jeffrey asked.

A dubious look was her answer.

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