Diddy on NFTE, High School Entrepreneurs, and the Shutdown

Members of the 2013 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Finals with donor and entrepreneur Sean 'Diddy' Combs (right) at The Times Center on Oct. 3 in New York Photograph by Mike Pont/Getty Images

Can entrepreneurship be taught? Maybe a better question is: What are the benefits of teaching it in an academic setting? Earlier this month, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) released survey results showing that students who completed its programs—mostly inner-city students in middle schools and high schools—were more likely to graduate from high school or earn college degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math.

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