Dear Chairman Bernanke,
Thank you for spending time today with our country’s greatest asset – educators – who ensure the next generation of our children are prepared for the future.
Today’s ‘Conversation with the Chairman: A Teacher Town Hall Meeting’ was an important point of outreach to K-12 educators and organizations who are working each day to improve economics and financial literacy across the country. The Council for Economic Education is especially pleased to know that you believe in supporting educators who teach these life skills to our students, and that you recognize our dedication to instilling in young people the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance.
Thank you for bringing attention to the CEE’s work on the National Standards for Personal Finance, which will be released later this year. We are proud to work closely with experts from the Federal Reserve system on the development of these standards. It is an important project that will assist teachers in providing effective education to their students, and help school districts to implement a solid curriculum plan around personal finance.
We look forward to your continued support of financial literacy and economic education as we advance our delivery of educator resources, professional development and programs for K-12 educators.Nan J. Morrison President & CEO Council for Economic Education