- A partnership between EconomicsWisconsin and Carroll
University is intended to expand economics and personal
finance education in the state’s K-12 education
Carroll School of Business will support
EconomicsWisconsin by helping develop curricula to
assist economics teachers across the state, according to
the announcement. This agreement makes Wisconsin the
16th state with such an affiliation.
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.
wants to provide Wisconsin teachers with curricula and
competitions that challenge students as they learn about
the free market and free enterprise systems.
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,” said
EconomicsWisconsin Board Chairman Greg Grambow. “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.”
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; and students
exposed to economic and financial education are more
likely to display positive financial behaviors.