The FinanceChallenge ONLINE! is designed to provide an online competition in Personal Finance for teachers and students throughout the nation. Research has shown that student clubs and competitions increase student participation, promote attendance, and help students achieve higher grades and standardized test scores. For teachers, the Challenge provides a useful tool to help encourage students and generate excitement for classroom materials. You can't read the news without seeing why a fundamental understanding of economics and finance is so important to the future of our youth and our country. Nobel Laureate in Economics James Tobin said, "High school graduates will be making economic choices all their lives, as breadwinners and consumers, and as citizens and voters. A wide range of people will bombard them with economic information and misinformation for their entire lives. They will need some capacity for critical judgment." The Mission of the Nebraska Council and our Partner the Calvin K. Kazanjian Foundation is to eliminate economic illiteracy. The FinanceChallenge supports this mission by creating a fun incentive for students to take ownership of their education, their choices and their future.
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