The Economic Literacy project is an ADP initiative in partnership with Up to Us, designed to help students increase their knowledge of the U.S. national debt, fiscal policy, and overall financial literacy. Cohort members meet monthly to discuss ways to integrate economic literacy into curricular and
co-curricular projects at their institutions. As these cohort members form a community of practice, they will work together to exchange ideas, develop effective strategies, and provide support across institutional roles. Cohort members hope to share materials and present their work in this project
to a wider audience, and present at the
2022 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE22) to be held in Minneapolis in June 2022.
January to May, we expect that teams will begin testing curriculum or
programming initiatives on their respective campuses, reporting on how the
content is enhancing students’ knowledge of the U.S.’s long-term fiscal
outlook, and determining the feasibility of additional initiatives to produce
as a cohort. As outcomes are met and projects designed, this website will
reflect and promote their work.
The National Debt Dialogue, a collaboration stemming from the Economic Literacy Project with Up to Us and envisioned and produced this month by Illinois State University, provided a virtual space for faculty, staff, and students from across the country to deliberate about the future of our economy. More than 50 participants engaged in deep discussions about the national U.S. debt, competing priorities, and how to encourage an equitable future.
Director, The American Democracy Project