After reading an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal this weekend from a parent at A.N. Pritzker Elementary in Chicago lamenting about the school library closing,  I was compelled to respond.  After 8 years of working with hundreds of Chicago Public School teacher-librarians to bring financial education to students at schools that would otherwise have missed out on these essential life-lessons, I know personally how vital a role these educators play within the schools.  So I wrote a piece which posted today on as my tribute to those hundreds of educators who have chosen to make a positive impact on elementary students in Chicago.  We could not do this without them!

“Firing a Librarian Caused This School to Backslide on Financial Education”  |

Here is a video we created featuring some of the best CPS teacher-librarians and the students and parents that have been impacted as a result:

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Written by Susan Beacham
Susan Beacham founded Money Savvy Generation in 1999 after almost two decades in private banking and investment management complemented by considerable time teaching at the elementary level.

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