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1) Grades one to eight can
not be so rigorous so that a substantial number of students dislike
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2) We must adjust curricula to acknowledge that technology helps those
with high mathematical-logical and verbal-linguistic
solving, fix or repair, programming) intelligence more than 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),
7. interpersonal (introspection, self-assessment, goal making, vision,
8. Naturalist (able to distinguish among, classify, and use
3) With 66% of the high
school graduates taking jobs that
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,
The Sagging of the Middle Class.
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
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.
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 League. P-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
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.
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
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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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William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
covers post-secondary issues.
Rising Value of a Science Degree
Early College High Schools are vocationally oriented.
David Hummels, Rasmus Jorgensen,
Jakob R. Munch and Chong Xiang examine
data from Denmark to look at the connection between globalization,
inequality and the value of a college degree. “With stagnating wages
and lingering unemployment, income inequality is back in the headlines.
Is globalization to blame for this inequality? Is more education a
solution? This column argues that focusing
on university education misses important effects. It presents evidence
that wage effects vary markedly among those with degrees depending on
their specific skill sets, and that globalization can often benefit
workers without degrees.”
Pew Institute Millennials will benefit and
suffer due to their hyperconnected lives
seems directed toward the top thinkers.
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Ken Robinson Says Schools Kill Creativity
Elizabeth Gilbert On Genius
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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.
If we listened to the Very Serious People, we'd be trying hard to train
people to work in tech,
rather than in burgeoning heavy industry, that are having major booms.