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Teacher Spotlight – Kathryn Gustafson

Kathryn Lloyd Gustafson is no stranger to the FTE teacher programs, attending 11 of our offerings over the last 15 years. It’s easy to see that she has passion for the subject she teaches and loves finding out the best ways to continually improve the way…

Recent Alumni Profile – Lea Vallone

Applications are still rolling for select sites. Please visit our website at https://www.fte.org/students/economics-for-leaders-program/sites-dates/  for the most up to date information about which locations are still accepting applications! We are still…

Site Spotlight, Oberlin College

We are back again to the great state of Ohio this summer at Oberlin College. Our program will be accepting both students and teachers for the week of July 2-8, 2018.  Oberlin is a charming liberal arts school, home to about 3,000 undergraduate students. It…

Site Spotlight – University of California, Santa Barbara

This summer high school students have the opportunity to learn more about economics and practice their leadership skills while relaxing along the pacific ocean on the beaches of Santa Barbara! From July 20th-August 5th our Economics for Leaders program will…

Recent Alumni Profile – Anisha Guru

Anisha attended her first program with the Foundation for Teaching Economics in 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis. Since that time she has remained active with the organization, attending the alumni Leadership Academy in Washington DC the following…

Teacher Spotlight – Greg Caskey

Meet the author of FTE’s latest Hot Topic, The US Airline Industry…Fight or Flight!? Greg Caskey teaches Historical Economics at the Delaware Military Academy, located in Wilmington, Delaware.  A graduate of the Masters in Economics & Entrepreneurship…

Hot Topic: The US Airline Industry…Fight or Flight!?

By Greg Caskey, January 2018 Use this Hot Topic in the classroom!  Teacher and Student Guides. “It’s time to level the flying field. Spread the word to help enforce Open Skies trade agreements and protect the future of US aviation and American Jobs.” #OurFutureOurFight  …

Staff Spotlight – PC Kate Phuah

Staff Spotlight – Program Coordinator, Kate Phuah Meet Kate, an alumna of the 2015 Economics for Leaders program in Austin TX, 2016 Leadership Academy in Washington, DC and 2017 Program Coordinator in Training! Kate has been an active participant with FTE…

Alumni Spotlight – Ryan Chan (Claremont ’08)

Each year Forbes selects ambitious visionaries in 20 different industries to make their list of the “30 under 30”. This year two alumni of our Economics for Leaders program were selected, Elvis Zhang (Providence 2015) and Ryan Chan (Claremont 2008). We…

Tax Changes: Good Thing or Bad Thing?

Lately we have read about paying less taxes, more taxes, having more deductions, less deductions and of  winning and losing from the tax change legislation.  How should a student evaluate the proposals and statements about winners and losers from tax change?…