Monday, March 19, 2012 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Phil Smith, Concord's national political director and southern regional director facilitates the Principles and Priorities federal budget exercise at the Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida. In conjunction with the Association of Former Members of Congress, the Concord Coalition and UCF are pleased to sponsor this event in which AP High School Students will attempt to make the decisions necessary to move toward a balanced federal budget. The local senior citizen education group LIFE also is scheduled to participate with the students.
Principles & Priorities is our flagship exercise that has been used in hundreds of High Schools, Colleges and Universities across the country. In it, participants make decisions about the best combination of program spending and tax policies to match with their larger sense of what the principles behind our budgets should be and what priorities the government should place at the forefront of fiscal decision-making. Learn more about our classroom exercises