The Understanding Fiscal Responsibility Curriculum was created by Columbia Teachers College and is being provided free through a Council for Economic Education grant funded by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation
The 15 free lessons from Understanding Fiscal Responsibility (UFR) is a curriculum for teaching about the Federal Budget, National Debt, and Budget Deficit that connects students to the current public policy dilemmas about the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit that confront the United States and its citizens.
The curriculum is nonpartisan and invites participants from all points of view to ask:
•What do the decisions we make about the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit say about who we are as a people?
•How should we address our nation’s fiscal challenges now and in the future to assure that our decisions are consistent with our values and traditions?
Participants will receive a certificate of participation, lunch and a $75 honorarium for full participation.