In a recent opinion piece published by many daily newspapers across the country, an economics professor discusses the importance of economic education. Mark C. Schug, emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, poses this provocative question: "How can the institutions of a free-market economy be sustained if our young people fail to grasp a basic economic and financial understanding?" he asks and challenges parents to demand that economics and personal finance be taught in schools.
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