Varsity Economics was a part of University High School throughout much of the 2000's. It fell by the wayside for a while, but now it is back, seeking to improves peoples' lives through economic-related education.
This podcast from The Takeaway captures the reason why Varsity Economics exists. Listen starting at about 14:50 through to the end. Alison Kadlec, senior vice president and director of higher education and workforce programs at the non-profit research organization Public Agenda, weighs in. Then former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explores “alternative paths” to reaching the middle class that don’t involve a traditional four year college education.
What We've Achieved
- 2017 Econ Challenge Critical Thinking Competition Champions
- 2017 Econ Challenge Adam Smith Division Champions for students with less than two years of Economics education.
- Restoration of Varsity Economics as a club on the University High School campus.
- Election of officers to manage the 2017-18 School Year.