The Last Word: Duncanville HS’s Brian Duncan on Teaching Entrepreneurship

“So often we are training our kids to be better employees. But why not train them to be bosses?

Brian Duncan
Entrepreneurship Class Teacher
Duncanville High School
.…on why he’s teaching young people to become entrepreneurs, via WFAA.

Many school and college programs in North Texas are focused on teaching students to become skilled workers. But Duncan has bigger hopes for the kids in his entrepreneurship class—and some of them put his lessons to the test recently at Dallas Farmers Market.

Students from Duncan’s class set up tables at the market to sell their line of cupcakes in an array of flavors like chocolate, red velvet, pumpkin spice, strawberry, and Fruity Pebbles, WFAA reported, as Duncan encouraged them with pointers and advice.

The students also make and sell custom jewelry, clothing, hair and beauty products, and more, with Duncan guiding them to master key startup steps like business plans and elevator pitches.

“I want them to see themselves as business owners, because so often we are training our kids to be better employees,” Duncan told WFAA. “But why not train them to be bosses?”

One student, Aleeyah Carter, called the class “a huge game-changer.”

“Normally, schools wouldn’t even think of even having an entrepreneurship class that is very hands on. So, it gives you more of an experience,” Carter told WFAA.

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