Financial education in Minnesota schools could help reduce economic disparities


During a financial literacy class, teacher Greg Waugh asks for a show of hands of those who have started a savings account. Waugh hopes to help Woodbury high school students avoid the pitfalls of debt. Judy Griesedieck for MPR News

Hodan Hassan lives in one of the most diverse areas in Minnesota.

Her Minneapolis neighborhood includes East Africans, Native Americans, Black people, white people and people from other ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Hassan immigrated from Somalia more than two decades ago. She's a mental health clinician and a self-described social justice advocate who also represents the area in the Minnesota House as a DFL state representative.


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