Michael Ryan is a former high-tech executive with over twenty years experience guiding major corporations through the technology changes that have transformed American business. His engineering foundation, coupled with his financial expertise, provided the perfect fit for navigating the new environments. Michael retired early to pursue avenues that gave back to his community most importantly through teaching. His obsession with details, and his communication skills were equally successful in the classroom. They prepared him perfectly to write this book about education. His analytical approach uncovers a fascinating story about economic theories, their weaknesses, and how the theories persisted, even though there was ample evidence they should be discarded. His hope, is to change our educational curriculum to better serve our children by teaching them personal finance instead of weak economic theories that are of no value in the work place.