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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?…

Staff Spotlight – Dr. Jamie Wagner

Here at FTE we LOVE economics and the professors that work our summer Economics for Leaders programs are no exception. This week we spotlight Dr. Jamie Wagner, a professor at our summer programs, a member in the Economics Department at the University of Nebraska…

Recent Alumni Profile – Noelle Link

FTE Alumna, Noelle Link, is a current senior at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood Tennessee. In 2016, Noelle attended our flagship, Economics for Leaders program at the University of Chicago and in 2017 she traveled to Washington DC for our Leadership Academy.…

Teacher Alumni Spotlight – Tamela West

In 2012, I was an English, speech and drama teacher who had been teaching for about 25 years.  Some fellow teachers were going to attend an FTE class on The Environment and the Economy here in Boise and they talked me into attending.  Having absolutely no…

We Don’ Need No Stinkin’ MOOCS

At FTE we believe our online programs are better and more effective than MOOC offerings. Read below as our Director of Online Curriculum and Instruction, Kathy Ratte, lists five reasons why! Completion rates for MOOCs hover below 20% with EdX recently announcing…