Report Card: How Well Do Michigan High School Textbooks Present Economics?

Following is a summary list of the 16 Michigan high school economics textbooks reviewed in this study along with the authors’ names and grades received:

Michigan High School Economics
Textbook Report Card

Textbook Title Author(s) Grade
Economics in Our Time Roger A. Arnold A
Economics by Design Robert A. Collinge and Ronald M. Ayers A-
Economics: Work and Prosperity Russell Kirk A-/B
Economics Student Text Junior Achievement B+
Economics Timothy Tregarthen B+
Economics: An Integrated Approach Benjamin Davis B-
Principles of Economics Karl Case and Ray Fair C+
Economics: Today and Tomorrow Roger LeRoy Miller C
Economics J. Holt Wilson and J. R. Clark C
Introduction to Economics Henry F. Billings D+
The Study of Economics Turley Mings D+
Economics: Institutions and Analysis Gerson Antell and Walter Harris D
Dollars and Sense Marilu Hurt McCarty D
Economics—Free Enterprise in Action David E. O’Connor D
Economics Richard M. Hodgetts and Terry L. Smart F
Applying Economic Principles Sanford D. Gordon and Alan Stafford F