Proposed Education Manifesto
Executive Summary

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Foundations

Excerpts

Problems Needing Solutions

Part One Opinions Matter

Historical Leaders Observations
from Confucius to Churchill

Student Treatment  "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don't stop." Confucius
Academic Rigor "Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon." E. Forster

Desired Result  The most important thing about education is appetite. Winston Churchill

THE LONG-TERM DECLINE IN PRIME-AGE
MALE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION 44 pages

Current Leaders Advise
from Ten Experts

P. Drucker believed "Students Should Have Studied What They Do Well"
A. Kohn "... there isnít even a positive correlation between...homework ..." and "... any measure of achievement. "
J. Heckman ďThe highest rate of return in early childhood development comes from investing as early as possible..."
 

Part 2 Education Truths
Proposed Education
Axioms and Postulates
 

suggestions to 
antonw@ix.netcom.com

A student's Special Intelligence, what they do best, should be determined and central to their educational efforts.
Equal does not mean the same so 
unique treatment using Individualized Curriculums is essential.
Reading enjoyment is primary to success so students determine1
what they read and level.
 

 Part 3  World Changed,
Good Jobs Disappeared

Public Education Must Follow

Our best and brightest students are in a competitive struggle with the best and brightest from around the world.
Job polarization has decreased career opportunities for average academically educated High School graduates.

There are
Few Good Jobs! and good students must be willing to study more than the non-STEM majors.
 

Part 4 Implementation
Educating the Class of 2034
has many benefits

 

Base primary grades on determining what a student does well, their Special Intelligence.
Base secondary grades on four twelve-week year-round
four hour double sessions terms
Students take overloads, participate in school activities, work in the community, sleep late ...
Teachers use off sessions for overload teaching with compensation or sabbaticals banking, student activities ...
Community benefits include lower building costs, assistance from active young adults ...

Education Plan  Step One
Local Community Determine Goals

1. Improve HS Graduation Rate 2. Maximize Use of Free Internet Learning Materials
3. Maximize College Acceptance   4. Community Determines Curriculum Content
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. Curriculum Based on What a Student Does Well   
6. Guided by Bloom's Taxonomy

 

e-mail suggestions to antonw@ix.netcom.com

1Students go to their reading computer and read Jack and Jill went and then they choose an option like ball game, dance, rodeo, movie... Once students begin the computer takes over and adjusts the reading level and direction for each student based on what they want to read, how fast they read with how well they read based on some

end of assignment easy questions. This is not an IQ test. There is no hurry as the only complete failure is those that can't read well enough to begin the process which indicates the need for special personal attention. A 7th grade reading level at H.S. graduation

is OK if desire means continued reading. The key is when hey decide they want more they are prepared. Thanks!  
author/editor Walter Antoniotti
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