Change Education
Page One The German Education System creates the world's most successful workers making high value added exports.  
Page Two It's Time to Change the U.S. System

From The Great Schools Revolution,  Economist Magazine 9/17/11

 

Germany invests vast sums in OJT because non performing students leave school at 15.
This is why she is so good at producing high value-added goods for export.

from the 9/22/11 issue of From Business Week

Germany's 
Drop Out Rate
is the Lowest

Editors Note: Germany's rate is low 
because parents and public opinion 
pressures do not force students  to 
stay in public education rather than 
entering the work force.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Editors Note: Something is wrong with 
a product you can't give away.

Program for International Student Assessment.

Editors Note: To get more funding, educators report the U.S. as 14th  but, we are the second most successful large industrial country just behind Japan, which has been in an economic recession  for twenty years. Germany. out main competitor for high value added exports, scores just below the U.S.

The Week magazine of 5/23/12 reported that the state of Massachusetts outscored both Singapore and Japan on the 4th and 8th grades math and verbal tests.

1 Japan and South Korea are the other two, but we are more European than Asian.

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In the U.S., Formal Education Beyond High School
IS Not Required for 66% of the 2008-2018 Job Openings 
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It's Time to for a  Change
Prelude Changing Education Paradigms from Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufact , Commerce   
1) Grades one to eight can not be so rigorous so that a substantial number of students dislike school. For more information visit Primary Skills.
2)
We must adjust curricula to acknowledge that technology helps everyone. Those with high mathematical-logical and v
erbal-linguistic (problem solving, fix or repair, programming) intelligence have been able to learn more in a shorter time and with more enjoyment then ever before.

Those with Spatial (dance, sports, driving a bus), bodily-kinesthetic (acting, mime, sports), musical-rhythmic (composing, playing music, clapping, reading, using words, public speaking, storytelling, interpersonal (social skills, reading other people, working in a group), interpersonal (introspection, self-assessment, goal making, vision, planning), Naturalist (able to distinguish among, classify, and use environmental features) intelligence should enhance their intelligence but not learn more math and verbal materials.
3)
With 66% of the high school graduates taking jobs that require no additional formal education, curriculums must be made more life skills applicable. For example, studies show that those people with self-control do better in many aspects of life and this is something that can be taught.
4)
Technology and International Trade are destroying good middle income jobs. In addition, 
See The Sagging of the Middle Class.

5)
With only 4% of the jobs requiring an advanced degree, a bachelor's degree should be solely directed toward entry level careers. That is, a nursing student should not have to take statistics (a course I taught for 35 years) because they might some day go on for a master's degree. So for every 100 nursing students who take statistics, 10 might need it later and by then will have forgot what little they learned. Non mathematical nursing students can probably elect and thesis topic that does not require mathematics.
6) Because the economic Laws of Diminishing Returns and Diminishing Utility  apply to the learning experience, the school year should be expanded to four twelve-week terms with a four hour day running from 8 AM to noon and 1PM to 5PM for HS.  ES would d be  from 8:30 AM to 12:30PM and 1:30PM to 5:30 PM. Teaches would be required to teach four terms per year. Teaching additional courses for extra pay would be encouraged and teaching an unpaid overload to accumulate leave time would be an earned privilege.  For example a teacher earning $64,000/year for a  morning shift or $4000 per course might teach an overload afternoon course for $2000.  Four teachers doing this would save half a salary for society.  

Ambitious students could take courses in the second session or use the time to participate in projects like First Robotics Competition, First Tech Challenge, and First Lego LeagueP-Tech uses the extra time to help students earn an associates degree while earning a H.S. diploma, all in four years.

This system would be advantageous for vocational HS as it provides time for students to work. Two talented students might even combine for a full time job. . A lower minimum wage for part time students not requiring payroll taxes would help.

Sports would benefit as one sport might go in the morning and practice in the afternoon and a second sport would do the opposite  thus making much better use of facilities.

School systems could retire older facilities and free rooms could be rented to people wanting to run morning and afternoon day care for working parents.

Teachers and HS students could work in day care programs for a reasonable fee.  Students wishing to graduate early could take extra courses during a different session for a fee.

7) Students would take four courses designed so students can progress at their own pace. 1) Communicating, 2) Math/science 3) Social Science 4) Whatever they want excluding courses 1-3.

from http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2009/winter/art02.pdf

 

8) Tech-based Education  would apply to college education immediately but hopefully soon spread to secondary education.

9) The Quick Notes Philosophy was the bases for much of this dissertation.

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Good Jobs are Up but College Graduates are up Much More!

And Graduates Can't Find College Graduate Jobs

 

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10) Fix public education
      A. Treat academic all stars like sports stars
      B. Stress  the economic and personal skills enhancement of those in the middle
      C. Follow the lead of the cities lke Baltimore in keeping kids from dropping out
   

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seems directed toward the top thinkers.
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Editors Note: data from Week magazine of 5/23/12

The number of students borrowing for a college education has doubles over two decades. Graduates now owe over one trillion dollars in college loans.

Since 2009. less than half of those graduation college found a job within a year and those who did find work average about$27,000, less than the $30,000 starting salary of those graduating in 06 and 07.

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CATO Institute. thinks we get little from adding to the percent of people earning a degree.

from http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa686.pdf

 

If we listened to the Very Serious People, we'd be trying hard to train people to work in tech, 
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