Understanding Fiscal Responsibility: Classroom Videos

Aug 19, 2012

A Comprehensive Curriculum from Teachers College, Columbia University

The following videos illustrate the result of a three-year development grant from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation to Teachers College, Columbia University. Titled "Understanding Fiscal Responsibility: A Curriculum for Teaching About the Federal Budget, National Debt, and Budget Deficit," the research-based, inquiry-driven Understanding Fiscal Responsibility (UFR) lessons connect students to the current public policy dilemmas about the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit that confront the United States and its citizens. The Understanding Fiscal Responsibility curriculum is designed to teach high school students the facts about public policies that have led to persistent budget deficits, and identify the significant consequences that growing national debt has on the future of the United States and its citizens.


What Does the Debt Mean for Our Future?

We all have a responsibility to build a brighter fiscal and economic future for the next generation.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.