Entrepreneurship Education Increasing in American Schools

nov jaEarlier this year, the Kauffman Foundation reported that millennials were the most educated generation and that they were the most exposed to entrepreneurship education based on the number of college courses on the subject. Last week, Junior Achievement released a new study showing that the increase goes beyond college campuses.

According to The States of Entrepreneurship Education in America, 42 states now have K-12 standards, guidelines or proficiencies in entrepreneurial education, up from 19 in 2009. Additionally, the number of states requiring entrepreneurship education courses offered in high school has risen from five to 18 over the same period. 

"States are adopting these requirements because they know how important entrepreneurial education is to economic development and community growth," said Jack Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. "It's important that schools get support from organizations like JA to bring entrepreneurs and proven programs into the classroom to help educators meet these goals and give young people a better understanding of how entrepreneurship works."

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