Teacher Economics: Understanding the Federal Budget, Debt, and Deficits

We’re pleased to announce a new online course based on the FTE’s Professional Teacher Association conference in Washington, D.C. in fall 2019.  As with the Budgets, Debts, and Deficits: Policy and Practice program, the online course will address the following topics:

  • the budget process – what it should be and what it is
  • the specter of unfunded liabilities
  • the debt and deficit – how bad is it?
  • transparency in budgeting
  • public choice theory and public debt
  • what should students know about our debt?




Program Details

  • Registration Fee: $175
  • Course Length: 5 weeks
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Course Materials: lectures and all lesson plans provided, including demonstration videos of classroom activities
  • Registration: 30 students per section, 1st-come-1st-served, based on registration payment
  • Optional graduate credit: 1 semester hour of graduate credit – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs – additional fee $122

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