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Read this article about our role in “Teaching Capitalism” featured in the Milwaukee BizTimes:  BizTimes Article 8-16-19 

EconomicsWisconsin, Carroll University Announce Agreement to Promote Financial Literacy in Grades K-12

EconomicsWisconsin and Carroll University have entered into an affiliation agreement that will focus on expanding economics and personal finance education in the state’s K -12 education system. The Carroll School of Business will support EconomicsWisconsin by helping develop curricula to assist economics teachers across the state. This agreement makes Wisconsin the 16th state with such an affiliation.

A 2016 national study by PwC showed K-12 educators increasingly view financial education as a responsibility schools should take on, particularly in early grades, but also that they need more support to adequately teach those skills. It is EconomicsWisconsin’s goal to help Wisconsin teachers by providing curricula and competitions that challenge students as they learn about the free market and free enterprise systems.

Chairman of the EconomicsWisconsin Board of Directors, Greg Grambow said: “We have a deep commitment to support the principles of the free market system. Never has the most successful country in history been more at risk for losing the very foundation that made it successful. And, we at EconomicsWisconsin believe the way to combat this trend is to reach out to the K-12 population explaining the facts and benefits of our economic system so our students can make informed lifelong choices.”

According to the Council for Economic Education’s 2016 Survey of the States, years of substantive and carefully designed research shows that:

  • K-12 students can learn economic and financial concepts when taught by teachers who understand and know how to teach economics.
  • Students exposed to economic and financial education are more likely to display positive financial behaviors.

“As Wisconsin’s first four-year institution of higher learning, Carroll is pleased to provide our expertise in economics and financial literacy as a partner with EconomicsWisconsin to help develop curricula for K-12 teachers and to help educate students throughout the state,” said Steve Bialek, dean of Carroll’s School of Business. “Not only will this agreement help teachers better educate Wisconsin’s next generation, but it will offer opportunities for Carroll students to assist with a variety of projects.”

June, 2019