Why is Entrepreneurship Education Important?


The United States has long been a world leader in business, job creation, the number of patents awarded, overall competitiveness, and quality of life. Especially in times of economic transition, national and regional economies depend on the entrepreneurial spirit of individual citizens for renewal. Likewise, individual prosperity, happiness, and freedom are directly linked to regional and national economic success.


The National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education (www.entre-ed.org) are based on two core assumptions:

• Entrepreneurship is a key driver of our economy.

• Entrepreneurship education is a life-long learning process.

Wisconsin’s schools can support these goals by emphasizing central elements of entrepreneurship in their educational program across all content areas and by fostering entrepreneurship as a central element of the culture of teaching and learning.


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