About FTE

Established in 1975, the Foundation for Teaching Economics’ mission is to introduce young individuals to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues, and to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators.  FTE focuses its efforts on the secondary education level and provides programs and teaching resources which target primarily, but not exclusively, the social studies curriculum.

FTE is known nationally for its emphasis on active learning and the engaging activities and lessons used to teach economics.  All lessons and programs are correlated with both the Common Core state standards and all 50 standards in economic education.

A unique feature of FTE student programs is the integration of economics content with leadership development.  Participants learn to use economic reasoning skills as part of their decision-making process.

FTE operates a subsidiary of The Fund for American Studies (www.tfas.org), a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization based in Washington, DC.

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