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Mar 16, 12:00 AM

College of Southern Idaho teaches sixth-graders value of college education

Taxes, rent, car payment, insurance, gas, groceries, utilities — the bills adults have to pay were shouted across the room while Brady Nixon kept forking over hundreds of dollars to the “Money Wizard,” who was dressed in a black pointy hat with dollar bills stuck to both it and his long cape. Nixon and three of his sixth-grade classmates represented Idahoans with different educational levels in Tuesday’s money game at the College of Southern Idaho. Nixon’s stack of bills diminished as the game continued. But in the end, the representative of a four-year college graduate who makes $15 an hour was left with $300, even after paying for a flat tire and a doctor bill.

Tags: charter schools, higher education, parochial schools

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