Pike's Peak Economics Club Announces Dr. Paul Prentice As Speaker TonightSubmitted by Typokitty on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 02:59
Dr. Prentice Discusses AP Economics
Separation of School and State: What I Learned at AP Economics teacher-training. (by Dr. Paul Prentice)
I spent a full week at Southern Methodist University at a teacher-training sponsored by the College Board, which certifies all Advance Placement (AP) courses. Bottom line: Back from the Grave-The Resurgence of Keynesian Economics. For decades, as neo-classical and supply-side economics dominated the real world, economics was ignored in public schools. Now, economics is being reintroduced, which should be a good thing. But in order to pass the national standardized AP economics test, students must "prove" (among other fallacies):
1) Printing more paper money leads to increased real income.
2) Stagflation leads to increased real income.
3) A weak dollar relative to foreign currencies leads to increased real income.
4) Unemployment can be cured by printing more paper money.
I will unmask the Statists' agenda with their new push for "economics" training in our high schools.
For the July 15th meeting we will be having Dr. Prentice present to us on what he learned while getting certified to teach AP Economics. Put it on your calendar. This should be fun.
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Dr. Prentice earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Connecticut. Paul served under President Ronald Reagan, as Chief Macroeconomist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was appointed as a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Department of Treasury (1995-1996). In 2006, Dr. Prentice was appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Independence Institute in Golden, CO.
Besides managing his consulting business, Farm Sector Economics, Inc., Dr. Prentice teaches free-market economics to MBA students at The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Paul has also taught economics and finance at Colorado College.
In conjunction with Independence Institute Senior Fellow Penn Pfiffner, Dr. Prentice helped develop the class, “Free People, Free Markets: The Foundations of Liberty”. This class has been expanded into a choice of either a 2 or a 3 credit undergraduate senior seminar in political science at UCCS, and is also taught in a private 3-hour condensed evening in Colorado Springs.
Paul is active in the arena of economic liberty, serving on the Board of Directors of the Limited Government Forum in Colorado Springs, where he helps direct their “Economic and Civic Literacy Project” and continues to develop and present the condensed version of Free People, Free Markets. In 2008, Dr. Prentice was appointed to the position of Adjunct Faculty at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
When :Jul 15, 2009from 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Where: Vanguard School
Contact Name : Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D.
Contact Phone: (719) 578-0800
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