Game Theory Academy


“I wish I had learned this when…”

Candy Pareja, GTA Instructor   I frequently find myself reflecting back on financial decisions and mistakes I have made along the way and wished that school had taught me how to budget or how to calculate an APR instead of the Pythagorean theorem. It sometimes made me question the value of […]


Delayed Gratification & Juvenile Justice

By Jasper Smith, GTA Instructor When I visit the Juvenile Justice Center (aka juvenile hall) I always make it a point to always wear a suit and tie, as I’m sure most of the young men there don’t typically see a young African-American male wearing a suit and speaking professionally. Of course I won’t […]


Even the Occupy Movement has Opportunity Costs

Many GTA supporters have asked what our students think about the Occupy movement, and whether they are involved in what’s happening here in Oakland. Today, we asked some who have visited the camp sites or participated in the protest activities to share their opinion, in light of our lesson today […]


Voices in my head: GTA was in my best self-interest

By Ryan Nunnery I’m a senior at Skyline High School. Most of my life has been about learning how to go from point A to point B, responding to situations constantly happening in life. Being in Game Theory Academy has helped me make better decisions, whether it’s choosing what route […]