About FCEE

 

Our Mission

To prepare Florida’s young people for personal and financial success through educational programs in economics, the free enterprise system and personal financial literacy so that they become productive members of the workforce, responsible consumers and wise investors.

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History

 

In 1975, State Education Commissioner Ralph Turlington announced the creation of the Florida Council on Economic Education to be headed by Jack Eckerd and Scott Linder, then president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Initial funding of $150,000 came from private donations and leftover funds from the Governor’s Economy and Efficiency Study Commission. The Florida Council would ensure that Florida k-12 students learn…

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