Why bother to compete? Here are reasons direct from our coaches. . .
REASON 1: BRING NEW STUDENTS TO YOUR CLASSES
“The Economics Challenge has been a nice carrot to attract students into the course. . . [It] is the single most important factor helping me increase the interest in economic education at my school.”
--Dick Rankin, Iolani School, Hawaii
REASON 2: MAKE LEARNING FUN
“I love to see how enthusiastic my kids get about studying economics. . .Kids love to compete, and in the process. . .they learn a great deal about economics. It’s a way to make learning fun. . .”
--Michelle Foutz, Carmel High School, Indiana
REASON 3: PREPARE FOR THE AP ECONOMICS EXAM
“The students’ AP scores will improve dramatically and they will also be exposed to material for upper level college courses.”
--Michael Clark, Bellaire High School, Texas
REASON 4: PROMOTE ECONOMIC EDUCATION
“I have lost track of the number of students who have pursued economic degrees post high school upon participating in the challenge. In addition, the challenge has driven me to improve instruction and gain a better understanding of numerous concepts.”
--Tom Stockard, Little Falls Community High School, Minnesota
Last year, the National Champions in the David Ricardo Division were from Hunter College High School in New York City! We hope to see a New York team in the finals again this year.
If you have questions or problems getting started, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-730-6728. Good luck to all our student teams!