Economics Should be Required in High School

Economics is so basic and essential for good citizenship and good personal decisions, that it is a shame high school students can graduate without even being exposed to the subject.  An article by high schooler Benjamin Auslin from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, makes a strong argument that understanding supply and demand, the time value of money, return on investment and the basics of personal finance are skills that would well serve the graduates and society.

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One Response to “Economics Should be Required in High School”

  1. Susan Lipton Says:

    How about elementary school? We had to bring a nickel to put into our school bank account. We sold NC house yesterday in 10 minutes.

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