The Excellence in Economic Education (EEE) program was not included in the FY2012 budget. The Council for Economic Education has reached out directly to Secretary Duncan to request that the Department of Education continue to support this important program in 2012-2013 through discretionary funds. As an educator, your support for this request would be well received by the Department of Education. A copy of the letter to Secretary Duncan is available to download below.
With modest federal funding, EEE promotes economic and financial literacy for K-12 students throughout the country. Three quarters of the funding for EEE has been allocated to support programs carried out at the local and state level. These programs have reached thousands of teachers through participation in a workshop or other activity, receipt of instructional materials, and introduction to best practices in economic, personal finance, and entrepreneurship education. Results of local testing of both teachers and students have indicated that programs supported by EEE have brought about increases in teacher knowledge and student learning. In addition, the EEE has supported important research in economics and personal finance that would otherwise not have been conducted.
Thank you for your efforts to secure continued funding for EEE.
Thank you for your support. We are in the process of updating the letter to Secretary Duncan with the names of hundreds of people that contacted us wanting to support the cause. We will keep you posted via the CEE blog.