PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — As students head back to class for a new school year, there is a growing call in much of the country for financial education in the classroom.

Nearly nine in ten Americans say they want their state to require a semester or a year-long course in personal finance education.

KOIN 6 New’s Emily Burris talked with Dr. Billy Hensly, President and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education, to discuss finance in the classroom.

Visit the NEFE website for more information about financial education.

Watch the full interview in the player above.