opportunity cost


The Opportunity Cost of a Real Life Budget Shortfall

Just a few weeks ago, Michele’s Oakland class was working on a budget case study. As she was explaining the importance of budgeting, specifically how to meet a savings goal, one student offered what turned out to be an all-too-real peek into the complex financial decisions he is facing… This […]


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 […]


Mapping strategic thinking at summer GTA classes

Michele just graduated her third group of GTA students. As a self-proclaimed visual learner, Michele often comes up with creative ways to map out the decisions and questions posed by students as they plunge through the GTA toolkit in class. In GTA, we teach students that when you make strategic […]