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Tuesday, May 06, 2003
Columnist: Teach Fiscal Responsibility at Home
A Washington Post columnist urges parents to take responsibility for teaching their children about money and fiscal responsibility. In a review of a popular finance book for children, columnist Michelle Singletary says parents need to be their children's first and most important teachers when it comes to equipping children for the financial realities of adulthood. "But just don't hand your children some money," she writes. "Teach them a little something about it."
If only free advice came with free money...

This Week in the Public Schools

Criminal Probe Launched Into High School Hazing
An annual Illinois high school initiation ritual resulted in five girls being hospitalized, including one with a broken ankle. During the hazing ritual, senior girls forced junior girls to eat dirt, fish guts and pet food. They then kicked their younger classmates around and poured human excrement on top of them.
Ask me the socialization question. Make my day.

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