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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Why Econ?

Why Economics Education? K-12 students should learn economics because they will make important decisions in their roles as workers/entrepreneurs, consumers, borrowers, savers, investors and voters. Their futures and the future of our economy and our democracy depend upon their making informed, reasoned decisions. Economics education shows them how to do that. We don't begin teaching other skills such as mathematics or reading in the 12th grade, so why would we do so with economic reasoning?

Here are links to the concepts. These concepts demonstrate ways that economic education can provide students better understanding that will not only be the foundation for personal success, but also contribute to the success of the community and our nation.