In an effort to impact the level of economic literacy of Mississippi’s citizenry, especially our young people, a group of business leaders instituted the MCEE as an affiliate of the 60-year-old Council for Economic Education (CEE), which has such state affiliates in almost every state.
The vision of the MCEE is of students leaving school prepared for their economic roles as workers, consumers, citizens, savers, investors, and lifelong decision makers. To date, more than 8,000 teachers have participated in the training programs provided by the Council. Those teachers are impacting 800,000 students every year.
Specifically, the MCEE is about closing the gap between what young people need to know about economics and what they are being taught in the classroom.
The MCEE’s mission is to insure that the K-12 schools and teachers in Mississippi provide quality instruction in economics and personal finance to our young people, that is academically sound and non-partisan.