Why isn't more economics taught in high school? - Marginal REVOLUTION:
1. K-12 teachers do not themselves understand economics.
2. It is much easier to teach and test historical facts and Spanish grammar than economic concepts. Note that many high school economics classes seem to devote a lot of attention to business taxonomy rather than actually thinking like an economist.
3. K-12 administrators may be hostile to economic reasoning, since said reasoning may paint some of them in a less than flattering light."
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