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Acanthus Education

Acanthus Education
Acanthus Education assists teachers and students at the secondary level learn more about economics and the relationship between economic freedom and prosperity. We offer a variety of instructional resources and sponsor events that integrate ethics, philosophy, and economics, suitable for public and religiously affiliated schools as well as homeschool organizations. We offer free down loadable lessons, scholarly papers, and articles online for secondary social studies teachers and students. Acanthus Education also offers programs in the form of teacher workshops and conferences for public and private schools. Most of our work — lessons, webinars, and class instruction will be available online to the public.

Acanthus Education collaborates with The Fraser Institute, which produces the Economic Freedom of The World Project, and The University of Arizona’s Freedom Center , which investigates the philosophical roots of freedom. Acanthus Education is active in teaching online courses and teacher webinars at the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy.

Acanthus Education is a 501(c)3 tax exempt public charity.

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Acanthus Education is pleased to announce the new Spanish translation of its Apostles and Markets curriculum available free online for students and teachers. The curriculum written by Stephen Haessler, Ph. D. presents a set of twelve lessons designed for use by Catholic and Christian educators in various subject areas including...
Author: SJHaessler
Posted: September 14, 2013, 8:05 pm
Underground eating ... how delicious. Do adults always need to have their dining experiences regulated? Go here to read more about this issue.
Author: SJHaessler
Posted: September 11, 2013, 8:14 pm
Here is another response (a very passionate one at that!) to the Common Core Standards debate from Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan College. "Speaking at a Common Core forum in Edmond, Oklahoma, Dr. Everett Piper makes the case that Common Core State Standards are indeed 'common' and that...
Author: SJHaessler
Posted: July 15, 2013, 4:03 pm
Teachable Moment: "What explains the decline of entrepreneurship in the United States?" There's evidence that the rate of business start-ups is falling. In 1982 new companies (in business less than five years) comprised half of all U.S. businesses. In 2011, they make up about one third. Between 1982 and 2011...
Author: SJHaessler
Posted: June 6, 2013, 3:48 pm
This is good economic news! Until recently Milwaukee officials enforced a cap on taxi cabs permits -- resulting in exorbitant fees for the scarce permits. A judge has issued an injunction against practice and the price of permits has dropped from $150,000 to around $200.00 This is a good day...
Author: SJHaessler
Posted: June 3, 2013, 3:31 pm

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