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Proposed Nominal Axioms1
Axiom is the premise acceptable as true by a community.

Appropriate Postulate
Postulate is a claimed truth for reasoning.

Leader's Quotes
Opinions from World Leaders    

1 Education should center on Howard Gardner's equally valued normally distributed Multiple Intelligences, concentrating on student's Special Intelligence and not harm  student's self actualization. Unique individuals with unique intelligence are to be educated.

“Education is no substitute for intelligence." Frank Herbert

"The most important thing about education is appetite." W. Churchill

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence." Robert Frost

2 A Heuristic, Autodidactic  approach based upon a student's Special Intelligence, what they best, should be determined and central to their educational efforts. Success is always better than failure.
3 Interpersonal Intelligence education enhances everyone's potential success. Interpersonal Intelligence is underappreciated.
4. Equal does not mean the same. Unique treatment using Individualized Curriculums is essential and requires equating required memory skills to curriculum.

"By... [selecting] the youths of genius from among the classes of the poor, we hope to avail the State of those talents which nature has sown as liberally among the poor as the rich, but which perish without use if not sought for and cultivated." T Jefferson: Notes on Va.

"Delivering literacy--even on the high level appropriate to a knowledge society--will be an easier task than giving students the capacity and the knowledge to keep on learning, and the desire to do it."... "All it requires is to make learners achieve. All it requires is to focus on the strengths and talents of learners so that  they excel in whatever it is they do well." But schools do not do it. They focus  instead on a learner's weaknesses." Peter Drucker 

5 Memory skills are important to education success. They begin critical thinking skills development2 and should be determined and enhanced early in the education process.
6 Reading enjoyment is primary to success. Students determine3what they read and level.
7 Gresham's Law of bad money chasing good money also applies to the individual characteristics it takes to be successful. People migrate to opportunity. Each geographic educational cohort is unique.
8 Learning efficiency varies and decreases after x hours for almost all students and it can become negative. One school calendar does not fit all.
9 Intelligence bias exists for all multiple choice and true/false test. Give learners communication tools, a general direction and see what happens.

Returns from investing in education should maximize the maximum for the talented and maximize the minimum for poor students and minimize the maximum regret for those in the middle.

State and local governments should be used as educational laboratories approach.

"Not all students need programming but they need to easily make the most of technology." Tyler Cowen "many workers have difficulty acquiring the new skills. ...their wages have been stagnant...  '
Computers Don't Kill Jobs But Do Increase Inequality,  James Bessen

1Proposed Nominal Axioms, unlike mathematics axioms,are not all inclusive or fixed.


They are author's attempt to have people on the same page and as a beginning point for discussion by varying cohort.
See Local Community Prioritizes Goals

Charles Murray has no chance of his thoughts expressed in his book the Bell Curve having any affect until he accepts Axiom 1 of equally valued normally distributed Multiple Intelligences. Zero, None, Nada

2Critical Thinking Skills development begins with knowing the relevant basic information related to the analysis. Then one or more related analytical processes sometimes called models (outlines, formulas, diagrams/schematics, graphs ... ) should be developed. Resulting materials is then compared and contrasted and a final model chosen and improved upon.

For many an outline will begin the processes.
Depending on student skills and desires,
more  sophisticated models may result.
This will continue critical skills development.
Critical Thinking is one of many education requirements that would benefit by the Laboratories of democracy approach suggested by Louis Brandeis and lost in the battle for Washington's education dollar.

3 Proposed Reading Method

Students go to their reading computer and begin with Jack, Jill went ..., and then they choose an option like
animals, dance, dolls, Relegion, rodeo, sports...  Then the computer takes over and sets the reading level and material to be read for each student based on what they want to read, how fast they read and how well they read based some continuing process measuring comprehension. Eventually students read some desired subject matter but only after achieving reasonable success.

Progress not achievement will be tracked.  There is no hurry. The only issue is the ability to read well enough to continue the process. If a student cannot continue, special personal attention is required. A 7th grade reading level at H.S. graduation is OK if desire means continued reading.

Computers are the real problem. They help the strong academic students and poor students just fall more and more behind. Computers enhance our "winner take all society."


author/editor Walter Antoniotti
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