National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship

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The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is a funded by conservative foundations which liaises with public schools in order to teach children about the virtues of capitalism.

"NFTE teaches entrepreneurship to young people from low-income communities to enhance their economic productivity by improving their business, academic and life skills," it states on its website.[1]

NFTE offers books to schools such as Entrepeneurs in Profile which portrays corporate moguls like Bill Gates in a positive light. The NFTE also offer textbooks to be used in classes with chapter titles such as "The Production/Distribution Chain", "Protecting Your Intellectual Property", "Small Business and Government" and "Taxation for the Entrepreneur".

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The NFTE is funded by conservative foundations including the:


National Executive Committee

Board of Directors

Strategic Planning Committee

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  • Lyn Soudien was Director of Business Development for The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship

Contact details

120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 1-212-232-3333, or 1-800-FOR-NFTE