Education Plan Step 3
Individualized Curriculum

Base Primary Education on Determining a Student's Special Intelligence.

Prelude:

Good News Education Opportunities Increasing

 

Bad News Many Who Graduate Don't Work

 

1) Special Intelligence is above average ability a person has in one or more areas of the multiple intelligences which include Mathematical, Spatial, Bodily Movement, Musical, Verbal, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal. Curriculum should maximize special intelligence.
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) Core Intelligence centers on mathematical-logical intelligence and verbal intelligence. Skills related to core intelligence are emphasized by traditional curriculums.
3) Rewards await
 people who develop skills associated with their special intelligence provided they have the minimum core intelligence skills required for their career. In the words of John Dewey ..."to prepare him for the future life means to give him command of himself; it means so to train him that he will have the full and ready use of all his capacities" My pedagogic creed, Dewey, 1897 Wiki

4) A year-round school calendar of four twelve-week terms with 4 plus 2 hour days for Secondary Education will improve learning and decrease cost. The U.S. has the best universities in the world and students only have 15-20 fifty-minute class periods per week. Our most successful students also have structured unstructured time for labs to apply knowledge or get involved with skill improving extracurricular activities. Germany schools produce the world's most productive workers and more than half her students finishes at 1 PM. A 4 plus 2 day has four 50-minutes traditionally structured classes in a row and two hours of structured unstructured time when a student's  Individualize Curriculum is determined and enhanced. Students can work, take more academic classes, volunteer, create a group to compete for academic prizes, attend career-focused academies, play sports or let American ingenuity provide relevant learning experiences.  
                                                                                    
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Benefits
a) Studies show students forget more than 10% 
of their learning during the summer and "lower-class students" lose most. See Summer Setback: Race, Poverty ...Achievement in the First 2 Years
b) A two-tier classroom system has enhanced student work benefits.
c) Financial benefits for teachers result as they can teach overload courses in their off session. If a system's average teacher earns $50,000/year for sixteen courses or $3,125 per class for a year round morning assignment they could earn say $2000 per course for additional afternoon overload courses. Sixteen overloads cost $32,000 saving $18,000 or 36% of a salary plus fringe benefits and also make for happy teachers.
4) Economic facilities use would solve housing problems. The potential cost saving for large  school systems making maximum use of their facilities are unlimited.
5) Structured Unstructured Time benefits the community. It is spent at school or community facilities to enhance Special Intelligence and also to provide paid/voluntary experiences for students and teachers. John Dewey "...advocated for an educational structure that strikes a balance between delivering knowledge while also taking into account the interests and experiences of the student." Academics will not suffer as trying to enhance intelligence with additional memory training is not money well spent. 
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