Which is why I was excited to see that Ms.Y at Osborne High School in Marietta, Georgia wants to have her AP Econ students read Jevons' first book, Murder at the Margin. This is one of the projects I'm promoting for the DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge and Ms. Y seems like the kind of econ teacher that I wish I'd had in high school. Osborne is a high-poverty, high-minority school but as Ms. Y points out:
...our students are committed to learning. Every year our advanced placement classes grow in numbers with new students who want to go to college and see these classes as a way to challenge themselves and increase their chances of acceptance to college/university. Unfortunately funding for materials in these classes has a much greater demand than supply so some classes often find themselves going without the academic materials that would greatly assist their students.You can help Ms. Y get these books for her students by donating on the DonorsChoose website. You can also check out the other economics projects I'm promoting, or search for other worthy projects.
For students learning economics, especially advanced placement level classes, real world application can be a struggle as they attempt to process new concepts and theories. To combat this problem, many teachers use non textbook readings to supplement these ideas and give students the opportunity to view economics in a non academic light...
Your help will ensure that my students get the opportunity to further develop their reasoning skills, understanding of economics and the economy and their application abilities which will serve them well in college or the work force.