US survey shows parents want crypto taught in school

Crypto-educated American parents want their children to learn crypto basics at school. Besides, they are already investing in extra-curricular crypto education 

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US survey shows parents want crypto taught in school. Source: pexels.com

The newly released survey from the online educational platform Study.com revealed that over two-thirds of US parents and college graduates with basic crypto understanding believe that crypto should be part of the mandatory education curriculum. At the same time, only around 40% in both groups of respondents believed that blockchain, NFTs or Metaverse should be taught at school as well. 

Furthermore, the survey found that both parents and college graduates who had invested in crypto are likely to contribute money to crypto education. In particular, 75% of hodler parents contributed an average of $766 to their children’s crypto education, while over three-quarters of crypto-investing graduates were spending an average of $1,086 on such education.

The study platform carefully selected the participants. The surveyors checked their understanding of blockchain tech, crypto, NFTs and the Metaverse and disqualified anyone that didn’t understand the topics. The respondents included 884 American parents and 210 American college graduates.

Some colleges in the US like the University of Connecticut and Arizona State University have already introduced courses on blockchain tech and crypto applications. Prestigious universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University have also begun offering similar courses. 

“Overall, this trend will become a mainstay because a large number of exciting new jobs will come from the Web3 environment. It is, therefore, incumbent on educational institutions to help gear their student cohorts up for this important shift."
Colin Miles
CEO of TZ APAC

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