To help all students develop an economic way of thinking and problem solving useful in their lives as knowledgeable consumers, prudent savers, informed investors, workforce members, responsible citizens, and global economy participants.
The U.S. as a nation of citizens who have the knowledge and skills to make sound, informed economic decisions.
Real Life Problems
The recent recession and slow recovery strongly suggest that Americans need to have a healthier economic lifestyle—one that emphasizes savings and reduces debt. Yet our “spend now and worry about the bills later” attitude is a hard habit to break. So how do we establish a SMARTER TEXAS: one that allows families a comfortable, economically secure lifestyle maintained by the use of sound economic and financial principles?
Our Role in the Solution
The Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) has a vision that by working with kindergarten through grade 12 educators, TCEE can establish the seeds of a healthier U. S. economy and personal financial stability. TCEE’s goal is to provide teachers with hands-on lessons and programs that allow students to practice implementing real life economic and financial skills, and thus pave the way to a life of economic security and a Smarter Texas. As a 501(c) 3 nonprofit founded in 1949 and incorporated in 1969, TCEE has strong program roots throughout the state.
TCEE coordinates programs to provide statewide student activities and teacher staff development with a goal to ultimately reach the 5 million school children of Texas. TCEE strives to provide free or low cost programs that school districts and teachers can afford in times of significant budget cuts. Each year TCEE reaches at least 2,000 educators who then impact the learning of 2 million students.
TCEE seeks partnerships to promote its vision that the U. S. become a nation of citizens who have the knowledge and skills to make sound, informed economic decisions.