This October, students, instructors, financial institutions, and other partners throughout California will recognize and celebrate the importance of economic education, including support for economics learning in schools.
When students learn about economics, they become:
However, when some folks hear the word “economics,” they might immediately think that the subject is hard to understand, boring, or irrelevant.
This issue is only made worse considering the current state of economic education in K-12 schools. In California, economics is taught during senior year – too late, too little, and too hard to fit into an already jam-packed senior year!
Economics teaches us life-changing skills. That’s cause for celebration!
All month long with the California Council on Economic Education, students, educators, and the public will learn how economics is an exciting, dynamic subject that affects everyone’s life every day. Through events, lesson ideas, and social media activities, Californians will learn how economic education cultivates intergenerational opportunity and mobility.
Economic Education Month will also be recognized nationally, and in states throughout the country.
Economics is life-changing – it can show you how to use your available resources to make savvy choices in order to reach your goals!
WHEREAS: Economics is the study of making sound decisions in managing scarce resources, which is an essential skill for all people.
WHEREAS: The aim of economic education is to equip students with skills and tools for their economic roles as productive workers, informed consumers and savers, involved citizens, and lifelong decision-makers in a globally interdependent world.
WHEREAS: Our democracy depends on the active support and involvement of economically literate citizens who can understand and evaluate critical issues of public policy and the global economy.
WHEREAS: Economic education must be maintained in our K-12 and post-secondary schools, where students learn economic concepts to understand their world and apply sound economic decision making.
WHEREAS: Economic education in our schools depends on educators equipped with high quality training and resources to ensure students have equitable access to classroom lessons that develop the skills necessary to make informed choices as citizens in order to build their human capital.