Economic literacy is crucial because it is a measure of whether people understand the forces that significantly affect the quality of their lives.
Gary H. Stern, President
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Economic literacy is a vital skill, just as vital as reading
Robert F. Duvall,
President and CEO
National Council on Economic Education
Economic and Financial Literacy Moves From the Schoolhouse to the Statehouse, Participants at a Washington, D.C., conference suggest ways to further integrate economic education in school curriculums.
The Economic Literacy Project: Seeking a Blueprint for America, featured over 60 specially invited representatives of academia, business, labor, K-12 education, consumers, government and financial institutions. It was hosted by Sound Money, the MPR Civic Journalism Initiative and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis' The Region magazine.