This is the seventh of nine economic principles. Teaching the necessary economic skills and knowledge is the core purpose of California Council on Economic Education, CCEE. We help teachers teach students the value of their human capital, how markets work and where students fit in the global economy. This economic context helps students make better, more informed choices, like choosing to finish high school, while taking control of their lives and building self esteem.
Founded as a part the California State University Foundation to provide training and standards-based curriculum in economics to California teachers, CCEE, originally named Economic Literacy Council, became a 501(c)3 charitable organization in 1978. Today, California Council on Economic Education’s ultimate goal and mission is:
To prepare California’s students to participate in the global economy as responsible workers, consumers, savers and citizens.
|Our mission||states our case for economic education|
|To prepare California’s students …||The 21st century global economy requires greater educational preparation and additional skills that were not necessary in earlier times.|
|… to participate in the global economy||These skills will provide students with higher incomes and the ability to participate productively in the global economy. Those who do not have the skills will be consigned to lower incomes and fewer opportunities.|
|… as responsible workers, consumers, savers and citizens.||Students must know early, that they are responsible for preparing themselves for the new economy.|
Teaching economics to K–12 students sends the message of preparation, participation and responsibility clearly and often to ensure that students are ready for the new economy. We do this by teaching students:
Our progress and dedication to our mission can be seen through our actions.
We’ve reached our goals when: