Fiscal Education in High School

| February 27, 2012

Dr. Anand Marri and Social Studies Education PhD candidate Scott Wylie

In this current climate of controversy involving our nation’s financial institutions and mounting national debt, Dr. Anand R. Marri has his sights set on teaching our young people about fiscal responsibility. He and about twenty others from TC’s Social Studies program and other TC departments are hard at work developing curriculum for high school students that focuses on the national debt, federal budget, and budget deficit. As part of a grant from the Peter G. Peterson foundation, their work will provide a series of ready-to-use lesson plans to teachers in a variety of content areas in an effort to equip them with the tools to present this extremely relevant, yet complex topic to teens.

Marri and his colleagues have a number of other irons in the fire with six additional grant proposals under review by such institutions as the TD Bank Charitable Foundation and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars centering around civics and economic education for high school students. He hopes this work will help students “confront the challenge of being faithful to our nation’s values and traditions by preserving a healthy quality of life for the vulnerable among us, while also investing in the future.”