A Highly Practical Course Surprisingly Few Students Take

by George Leef

That would be personal finance and in today’s Pope Center piece, Professor Josiah Baker of Methodist College in North Carolina writes about the rather surprising fact that few students take a course that could pay off enormously for them.

I’d disagree with him on one point, though. Baker says that the mathematics involved in a personal finance course aren’t beyond the ability of any college student.  Perhaps, but many are so completely math averse that the prospect of dealing with any numbers at all probably scares off a lot of students.