FTE AT A GLANCE
The MissionThe mission of the FTE is to introduce young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, 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.
Working for YouThe Foundation offers workshops for high school educators and students. This site includes workshop dates, locations, and registration information, as well as resources, activities, and lesson plans for teaching economics.
Hot Topic: Why Is There Corn In Your Coke? (November, 2013)
In the A to Z of economics, end-of-the-semester topics like “international trade” or “the role of government in the economy” tend toward the Z-Z-Z-Zs for many students. Mysteries like “Why is there corn in your Coke?” just might offer the ticket to keeping them engaged as the holidays approach. Besides, corn’s a good Thanksgiving topic, isn’t it? Corn bread, corn pudding, corn stuffing . . . but corn in Coke? Isn’t that taking the whole celebrate-America’s- heritage thing a little too far?