Why is government and economics not focused on more??

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  1. Tngwzrd

    Tngwzrd New Member

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    What are your thoughts on this? I was asked this question and it made me think a bit. If our whole society and everyday lives are affected so much by government and economics, why is it only taught for two yearr? Dont you think our future citizens should understand how government and society work hand in hand? Too many people today dont pay attention to what the government is doing and thats exactly what they want. Wake up America!! Pay attention to what bills are passing, and who is writing them!! Corporation are running this country and we are doing nothing about it. Education included!! This is called FACISM people.
     
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  3. teacherguy111

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    My school is about to start a 5 week economics class for middle school. It will run during a term in between out other two semesters.
     
  4. Missy

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    This is the answer from the "top" in our district: because it is not tested.
     
  5. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Missy~that's probably the reason it's not focused on more here either. Either that or it's the government's way of keeping control over their citizens. :) Just kidding on that last part.
     
  6. Go Blue!

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    IA, OP, that economics should be taught in HS. My school and most HS in my district do no teach economics at all.

    American Government is a one-year course taught to Freshman in my district. It is a tested course as the Social Studies HSA required to graduate from HS.
     
  7. Caesar753

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    Unfortunately, there are lots of subjects that aren't taught enough or at all. There really just aren't enough hours in the day.

    There are pretty much two options for people who want kids to learn about those subjects: 1) petition the state/school board, or 2) become a parent and teach those subjects to your children so that they're exposed to those subjects even if they aren't learning about them in school.
     
  8. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Government and Economics are one semester classes in my district (and in many districts in TX). Seniors take gov first semester and eco second semester.
     
  9. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I have standards in both areas to teach in grade 3.:thumb:
     
  10. gr3teacher

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    Ditto! Granted, it's mostly dealing with Egypt, China, Greece and Rome.
     
  11. Rockguykev

    Rockguykev Connoisseur

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    Govt and econ are integrated into social studies standards throughout k-12 in California. Of course, almost nobody actually teaches those standards because they aren't tested.
     
  12. Emily Bronte

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    Government and Econ are required in my state.
     

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