|FAIL a basic high school economics quiz*|
|of U.S. high school students know the purpose of the stock market.*|
|of U.S. adults can define 'budget deficit'.*|
*Source: P. Grimes, K. Rogers and W. Bosshardt (2011) "Economic Education and Consumer Experience During The Financial Crisis"- Working Paper
Alaska Council Programming Impacts
The Alaska Council on Economic Education works to educate Alaska's young people, primarily through well-prepared teachers, so they can become empowered with economic and financial literacy.
Our reach in the last 5 years
|1,400||K-12 teachers trained|
3-credit courses that introduce K-12 educators and administrators to important economic concepts through topical issues affecting Alaskans. Topics, times and locations vary.
Teachers take up to three 1-credit courses covering stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, to implement this online simulation game in their classes.