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Proposed Nominal Axioms1
Axiom is the premier premise accepted as true without controversy..  

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. 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 student's Special Intelligence, what they do 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 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.


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.

3Students 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 analysis. Eventually students may be directed to particular subject matter but on only after achieving reasonable success.

This is not an IQ test. There is no hurry as the only issue results a participant can't read well enough to begin the process. This indicates the need for special personal attention. A 7th grade reading level at H.S. graduation is OK if desire means continued reading.

author/editor Walter Antoniotti
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