Improving education is extremely important. But because education is
so inadequate, very few people understand what improvements need to be
made to education. Most everyone knows the importance of a good education,
but no one knows exactly what a good education is supposed to be, or even
of a good education.
Freedom of Information
- Education is a Human Right
This is all the Research and information that I collected on education reform since 2008
I'm not finished organizing it all just yet, but this will give you some
idea about the serious problems that are plaguing our education system.
When we finally improve education and make it available to everyone, we
will then solve every problem on this planet, but until then, millions of
people will continue to
die every year
from things they can avoid, and
will also continue till
if we don't improve education soon. We have been making a
huge and costly mistake The responsibility of learning and becoming more
knowledgeable is not taught in schools, or is learning encouraged by
society or by the media, and most people don't even know this or are aware
of it. It's like we are purposely keeping people in the dark about
reality, and we are not helping people to be aware about better choices
they have, which is totally crazy. People should be more knowledgeable
about the choices we have, because 99 percent of people will always make
the best choice. That's
the path of
, that's just
good is always better then being wrong or doing something bad. There are
many benefits that come from being good, so everyone should have the right
to be good and have the opportunities to be good. But this right needs the
necessary knowledge and information that helps define and understand what
is good and what is bad. If we don't improve access to valuable knowledge
and information that people need, we will continue to suffer from our
ignorance as we draw ever closer to a
. We don't
need a total collapse in order to rebuild. We don't need to destroy
everything that we have accomplished in order to start a new beginning, we
just need to learn. Everything can be
recycled. So as we are building a new and better world, we can set up the
necessary infrastructure that makes our world more
and a lot more
. And that
fact is where millions of jobs are. So
everyone will have a job
, and our world will continually improve for
millions of years. This means that future generations will only know a
world of intelligent living, and they will only learn about how ignorant
we were from history books, which will describe how our generation
suffered from ignorance and how billions of people suffered from the dumbing down of
the human mind.
"America use to
be a nation of learners, but now people have stopped learning, and the
people who are learning, are not learning enough, so eventually they too
will stop learning. This is extremely devastating, the horrible
consequences are everywhere."
"If you never
learn to educate yourself
you will never be educated, even if you go to schools for your entire
One thing is for
certain..."We can't solve our problems by using
the same kind of thinking that created our problems."
(1816) noted that laws and institutions
must keep pace with progress of the human mind. Institutions
must advance as new discoveries are made, new truths are
discovered, and as opinions and circumstances change.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
was written by educator Paulo
Freire in 1968. Proposes a pedagogy with a new relationship between
teacher, student, and society. In the book Freire calls traditional
pedagogy the "banking model" because it treats the student as an empty
vessel to be filled with knowledge, like a piggy bank. However, he argues
for pedagogy to treat the learner as a co-creator of knowledge.
problems with education have been talked about
for over 200 years
have made a lot of improvements to education, but these small improvements
were not at the same pace as our advancements in knowledge. So the
education improvements that are about to be made will be one of the
biggest advancements ever made. But this will take a lot of work, so here
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
774 million people in the
world are illiterate and two thirds are women
cost the U.S. 238 billion per year.
About 30 million
people, 14 percent of the US population 16 and older, have trouble with
basic reading and writing. 18 million adults don’t read well enough to earn
a living wage. 63% of prison inmates can’t read.
a Human Right
History of Education
We have come a long way, but we still
have a long way to go...
"the effect of
education (παιδεία) and the lack of it on our nature". (380
America was a nation of readers
with a 93% to 100% Literacy Rates. Education was private and
General Education Board1910
Physical Health Education
When The Education System was Hijacked, Dumbed Down and
Corporate Takeover of our Education System Timeline
The Country School of To-morrow
(Frederick T. Gates
When the Corporate World Hijacked, Dumbed Down and Manipulated
the Healthcare System and Medical Schools
1910 to 1940
High School Movement
, the National Association of
Manufacturers complained that 40 percent of high school
graduates could not perform simple arithmetic or accurately
express themselves in English.1938
study complained that newfangled teaching methods were
forcing out basic instruction in phonics: “teachers...conspire
against pupils in their efforts to learn.
survey of business executives “found that by large
margins they believed recent graduates were inferior to the
previous generation in arithmetic, written English, spelling,
geography, and world affairs.
test by the New York Times found that only 29 percent of
college freshmen knew that St. Louis was on the Mississippi,
only 6 percent knew the original thirteen states of the Union,
and some students even thought Lincoln was the first president.
, the Time’s education editor published a book titled
Our Children Are Cheated. In it, businessmen lamented the poor
state of American schools.
test in LA found that more than half of eighth graders
couldn’t calculate 8 percent sales tax on an $8 purchase. The
newspapers complained that students couldn’t even tell time.
Gallup poll found “just 21 percent looked at books even
The End of Education
, Reagan’s National Commission on Excellence in Education
declared that our failing schools made us A Nation At Risk.
, the chairman of Xerox warned that “public education has
put this country at a terrible competitive disadvantage.
, “The vast majority of Americans do not know that they
do not have the skills to earn a living in our increasingly
technological society and international marketplace.
, the chairman of IBM told state governors that our
schools needed higher standards for “an era that demands
improvements in skills if Americans are to succeed in the world
100,000 NYC School Children Face Airport-Style Security
Screening Every Day
Higher Education Failures
Underground History of American Education
Schoolteacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern
Schooling, is a critique of the United States education system by John
State And Local
School Funding Has Declined In Most States Since 2008. Spending on schools
in at least 23 states will be lower this school year than it was in 2008.
Schools systematically fail to recognize the best teachers who make the
biggest impact in improving pupils' success rates.
The best advice that you can give a student.
School is not the place where you will be doing your most
important learning. 80% of the worlds most valuable knowledge
and information is not going to be found in schools. Your most
important learning will be done by you
worlds most valuable knowledge and information, by researching,
by talking, by reading, by experiencing. So until schools
with reality, you're on your own, and your education is your
responsibility, sorry, but that's the way it is, for now anyway.
"The responsibility of learning is yours,
don't depend on someone else to do the learning for you."
"The one thing that is causing most of our problems is the one thing that
we failed to fix and improve, and that was education."
biggest fraud being perpetrated on the public is making people
believe that they are receiving a quality education, when in
fact they are not. When the public finally realizes this fraud,
there will be an uprising and a great awakening like no other
human advancement in human history."
"A good school is not necessarily the one that spends the most.
A good teacher is not necessarily the one who has a master’s degree or has
the most experience. We found there are big differences across schools and
they are not closely related to our common ways of judging the quality of
Children of the Code
Adolescence is a critical time of formative growth and brain
development second only to infancy.
“The single best investment we can make is guaranteeing access
to free, quality secondary education
,” explains Professor
Patton. “Every year of education beyond age 12 is associated
with fewer births for adolescent girls and fewer adolescent
deaths for boys and girls. A healthy, educated workforce has the
potential to shape a country’s economic prospects.”
Schools don't teach enough
you will never know the things that schools are not teaching you
until you learn the things that schools are not teaching you.
You will never know how
you are, until you learn the knowledge that makes
you aware of your ignorance. You don't know that you're missing
knowledge until you acquire that knowledge that makes you
that you were missing knowledge. Almost every problem that we
have comes from not knowing something. Fear comes from not
something, anxiety comes from not knowing something. That is why
learning the right things at the right time is so extremely
important. Once something is known and understood, then it is no
longer an unseen problem, it becomes a problem that you are now
aware of, a problem that can be solved. How
do you know that you know enough
"Improving education will be like
everyone winning the lottery"
knowledge and information is our greatest strength and power.
But too much of todays knowledge and information is not being
effectively transferred, so our greatest asset is being
When people are more informed they make better decisions and
make better choices. But we are doing an extremely poor job when
it comes to informing people.
Humans are better then this. Everyone has potential, but
everyone needs the knowledge and information that will make them
realize their potential, if not, then that potential is wasted
If education was more effective and efficient in the transfer of
knowledge, and also gave people a higher quality of skills and
intelligence, naturally people would choose that particular
education over other forms of education. People want to be smart
and skillful, because they know their life will have less
problems and have more opportunities.
The main problem with schools
is that they make learning tedious, obscure and irrelevant,
which causes students to never fully understand
the true power
. So schools create dysfunctional learners, which is
the most damaging thing that you can do to a person, and to the
future of our world. Everyone knows that kids love to learn, so
what are you doing to our children?
Who decides what is taught in our schools
? Not you.
Education is a major component of
and is used in the measure of economic
quality of life
, which is a key factor determining whether a
country is a developed,
, or underdeveloped nation.
Education Report Card
We have an achievement gap, but we certainly don't have an
. More ignorance is not an achievement.
Achievement Gap in the United States
, while at the same time, increasing
achievement to the highest level possible, for everyone.
Achievement Gap, there's only dumb and dumber, you need to
measure the things that are important and accurate."
We report to the American people that while we can take
justifiable pride in what our schools and colleges have
historically accomplished and contributed to the United States
and the well-being of its people, the educational foundations of
our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of
mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a
people. What was unimaginable a generation ago has begun to
occur--others are matching and surpassing our educational
A Nation At Risk - April 1983
"The education problem is systemic, it
affects the entire system."A
Better-Educated Population Could Boost US Economy by Trillions
By matching the average scores received by Canadian children,
the US economy could increase by $10 trillion by 2025 and $57.4
trillion by 2075, which will make us debt free, forever.
Years of Potential Life Lost
is also related to the years
that are lost from being ignorant, or doing ignorant things.
The Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY
is a measure of overall
, with the disease being ignorance in this
Mortality Attributable to Low Levels of Education in the United
, of course this study does not explain all the damage
that is done by undereducated people, because undereducated
people did the study. For now, we have no educated people,
because a complete high quality education does not exist any
where on this planet. But soon there will be.
171 million people
could be lifted out of poverty by acquiring
basic reading skills. 4 Million child deaths were prevented by
educating more women.
Learning For All
School failure penalizes a child for life. The student who
leaves school without completing upper secondary education or
without the relevant skills has fewer life prospects. This can
be seen in lower initial and lifetime earnings, more
difficulties in adapting to rapidly changing knowledge-based
economies, and higher risks of unemployment. The same child is
also less likely to take up further learning opportunities and
less able to participate fully in the civic and democratic
aspects of modern societies. Educational failure also imposes
high costs on society. Poorly educated people limit economies’
capacity to produce, grow and innovate. School failure damages
social cohesion and mobility, and imposes additional costs on
public budgets to deal with the consequences – higher spending
on public health and social support and greater criminality,
among others. For all these reasons, improving equity in
education and reducing school failure should be a high priority
in all OECD
education policy agendas.
Quality in Education
Seely Brown: Tinkering as a Mode of Knowledge Production
John Seely Brown
Seely Brown Lecture on Learning in the Digital Age
The Government takes your money and then they stab you in the back
The federal government
allocated approximately $141 billion on education in fiscal year
2014. "Throwing money at a problem"
Nations Report Card
is a joke, they have no idea how to
accurately measure how ineffective education system really is.
Nations Report Card
Assessment of Educational Progress in Various Subjects
International Student Assessment
Education in the United States
Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?
These are among the best incompetent and corrupt schools that we
National Rankings Best High Schools
calculated the Rankings
has the same defective flaws as
giving a person the most valuable knowledge and information they
need should be illegal and against the law.
If you are not sure which valuable knowledge and information a
person needs, then that would be your first step, information
that they need, knowledge and information that would increase
their understanding of them selves and knowledge and information
that would increase their understanding of the world around
them. We have to create an accurate way to effectively and
efficiently assess a persons level of knowledge. Then make the
knowledge the need accessible and easy to use.
- Teacher Drop Out Rate
Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in
the United States alone
. That’s a student every 26 seconds – or
7,000 a day. About 25% of high school freshmen fail to graduate
from high school on time. The U.S., which had some of the
highest graduation rates of any developed country, now ranks
22nd out of 27 developed countries. The dropout rate has fallen
3% from 1990 to 2010 (12.1% to 7.4%). The percentage of
graduating Latino students has significantly increased. In 2010,
71.4% received their diploma vs. 61.4% in 2006. However,
Asian-American and white students are still far more likely to
graduate than Latino & African-American students. Almost 2,000
high schools across the U.S. graduate less than 60% of their
But even if you do graduate
it's not saying that you are more prepared or even smarter. That
is the sad part.
Ninety-three percent of high school seniors say they intend to
go to college, but 1 in 10 of those never apply
Between 10 and 15 percent of those who are admitted never
register for classes.
Of those who do show up, only 59 percent of four-year college
freshmen, and just 29 percent of two-year college freshmen,
actually get that diploma in a reasonable length of time.
These “dropout factories
” account for over 50% of the students
who leave school every year. 1 in 6 students attend a dropout
factory. 1 in 3 minority students (32%) attend a dropout
factory, compared to 8% of white students.
In the U.S., high school dropouts commit about 75% of crimes
the real punishment is our failing education system
But Dropouts are only part of the problem, it's the students who
do graduate, they are not even close to being educated. They may
commit less street crime, but they do more damage, and they also
commit other crimes like
white collar crimes
Higher Education Problems
Every Child on Earth should have the Right to the Highest Quality Education that is Available
Educate America Act
Session, January 25, 1994)
To improve learning and teaching by providing a national
framework for education reform; to promote the research,
consensus building, and systemic changes needed to ensure
equitable educational opportunities and high levels of
educational achievement for all students; to provide a framework
for reauthorization of all Federal education programs; to
promote the development and adoption of a voluntary national
system of skill standards and certifications; and for other
Staff must be encouraged to work together to analyze student
curriculum needs, develop a broad instruction plan, set information
literacy goals, and design specific unit and lesson plans that integrate
the information skills and classroom content. Educators can also
collaborate on teaching and assessment duties, teaching methods,
procedures and feed back they receive from students.
Right to Education
is a universal entitlement to education.
This is recognized in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and
Cultural Rights as a human right that includes the right to free,
compulsory primary education for all, an obligation to develop secondary
education accessible to all, in particular by the progressive introduction
of free secondary education, as well as an obligation to develop equitable
access to higher education, ideally by the progressive introduction of
free higher education. 2017, almost 70 million children across the world
are prevented from going to school each day. The right to education also
includes a responsibility to provide basic education for individuals who
have not completed primary education. In addition to these access to
education provisions, the right to education encompasses the obligation to
rule out discrimination at all levels of the educational system, to set
minimum standards and to improve the quality of education.
Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Rights to Access
Information and Knowledge
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
whether it's a
financial disability, or some other
, such as being
subjected to a
No student shall be unlawfully denied an equal
educational opportunity or be unlawfully discriminated against
because of national origin, race, religion, economic status,
sex, pregnancy, marital status, previous arrest, previous
incarceration, or a physical, mental or sensory handicap.
All students possess the constitutional right to
freedom of speech and press, the constitutional right to
peaceably assemble and to petition the government and its
representatives for a redress of grievances, the constitutional
right to the free exercise of religion and to have their schools
free from sectarian control or influence, subject to reasonable
limitations upon the time, place, and manner of exercising such
All students possess the constitutional right to be
secure in their persons, papers, and effects against
unreasonable searches and seizures.
All students shall have the right to be free from
in their pursuit of an education while in
the custody of a common school district.
No student shall be deprived of the right to an equal
educational opportunity in whole or in part by a school district
without due process of law.
Freedom of Information
In 2000, 164 nations got
together and pledged "Education
" by 2015. Education for All Global Monitoring
Report, 58 million children do not attend primary school. And
the worst part is, the ones going to schools and universities
are not getting a complete high quality education.
Students for Academic Freedom - The Student Bill of Right & The
Academic Bill of Rights
One of the best ways to improve
life is by
organizing mutual agreements
with everyone around
you. But to do this effectively and efficiently, society needs
people to be educated to the highest level possible. Because
without having a high degree of knowledge, people find it
extremely difficult to negotiate agreements with other people.
Everyone on the planet knows the value of a good education. So
we have to make sure that everyone shares this extremely
valuable resource, a resource that pays for itself, because the
returns on this investment
, a profit not measured by money,
a profit measured by the improved quality of life that people
will benefit from
. A life that is healthier, happier, more
sustainable, more fair, and with more
possibilities and more potential.
Feed Back Loop
We need to create a way for
people to easily educate and inform themselves
. The knowledge
and information that's being transmitted through
to beneficial and valuable, so that people can continually learn
how to improve their lives, and improve their world.
Having great teachers doesn't matter if you're teaching the same
old inadequate curriculum. If
you're not learning the most valuable knowledge that the world
has to offer, then
grades are pointless
education is not teaching students the best and the most
valuable knowledge, information and skills that
the world has accumulated up to this date, then what are schools
really doing? Schools are blowing an incredible opportunity to
create intelligent people. Intelligent people who could solve
every problem and make
this world a beautiful place for all its inhabitants.
.... "If school's are not
contributing to the overall intelligence of students, then what
are they doing?"
teachers will need to be retrained; it's time to educate the
educators and teach the teachers.
Teacher quality is the single biggest school-based influencer on
student achievement. The methods that we use to share information and knowledge is
going to get a huge upgrade, and, the amount and the quality of
knowledge and information that we share will also get a huge
upgrade. We have only witnessed a small amount of what human
potential is capable of doing. The potential that awaits us is
finally going to reveal to us what human intelligence is all
about. We have just begun, but we are catching on fast.
Teachers become Healthier when they Learn
- Teachers Drop Out
Between 40 and 50 percent of those that go into teaching are
gone within five years.
costs school districts upwards of $2.2
billion a year.
Teacher Retention Project
Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of US Education
teacher resignation letters increasingly go public – and viral – new
research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and
retirement, but also because of what they see as a broken education
system. Teacher turnover costs more than $2.2
billion in the U.S
. each year and has been shown to decrease
student achievement in the form of reading and math test scores.
"People are either paralyzed by the lack of knowledge or they are doing
something harmful because of their lack of knowledge."
not just a place where you go to learn, school is any place where you
want to learn. Learning to
not only gives you more freedom and more
choices, it gives you unlimited potential."
Potential: Existing in
possibility, capacity for coming into being.
A Brave New World
, The only way that people
will be ignorant in the future is if people purposely don't
educate people, or, pretend that they are educating people."
Speaks Out About Common Core, Teacher Evaluations, and
Farragut student Dec 4th School Board
schools suspended or expelled more students each year then
public schools did. Maybe as a way to boost standardized test
scores? African American boys and girls are several times more
likely to face harsh punishments.
Welcome to The Pro-Education Improvement Movement
"There's no way of knowing
about possibilities unless you learn about what
This is a list the
people and organizations that are working on improving education.
Learning from these programs and
disciplines could provide some useful information. Hopefully
it's not the same
that's just in a different package with a new name?
80% of our most valuable knowledge and information comes outside the classroom, but only if
you are actively learning the right things at the right time.
And that is one of the main reasons why education needs to
improve, so kids are aware of what's missing.
Women and Education
If we were to educate every women on the
planet we could improve this world over night
Women have always had the power of positive influence and a better insight
to what’s important. Ask any Mother. Ask any child of a Mother. Mothers have an incredible intimate relation with life that no
man could ever experience. Women represent 70 percent of the worlds poor, they perform 66
percent of the worlds work and produce 50 percent of the food,
but women only earn 10 percent of the income and own 1 percent of
Mountain 2 Mountain
Speaks on International Day of the Girl
Girls’ Education Initiative
Azure Antoinette speaks on
International Day of the Girl
Day of the
International Day of the Girl Child
Rania of Jordan knows girls can change the world
Global Fund For Women
Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence Passion Greatness of
Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect
women from honor killings
Half the Sky Movement
Laura Boushnak: For these women Reading is a daring act
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard; Good Education Helps
Violence against Women
Help Rainn Wilson Educate Girls in rural Haiti
Gender Bias in Textbooks
Girls Education Facts
GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg, Beastie Boys "Princess Machine" (a
concert for little girls)
African American Girls
Kakenya Ntaiya: A Girl Who Demanded School
(She's a great example of why education is so extremely
mission is to educate and empower girls and women of rural Rajasthan so they can lead healthy and productive
lives free from poverty, coercion and disease.
In most developing countries, fewer than 50 percent of girls complete primary school
according to the United Nations. And the ones who do complete
primary school are not given an inadequate education, which
would be an education that will prepare them and provide them
Together Girls (2014) 1:15
...Brides for Sale
(youtube music video)
Problems women face in the workplace
Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either
leave the profession or never enter the field. Engineering
workplace is unfriendly and even hostile to women. Engineering
has the highest turnover of women. Women faced the same issues
in the fields of aerospace, biotech and computer software. 17
percent of women left engineering because of caregiving reasons,
companies did not offer flexible enough work-life policies that
met their concerns.
Hostile Work Environment
Work Life Balance
Work at Home Parent
is the first women to be given a
, finally! This Women Understands Education
more then 90% of all Americans
Sakena Yacoobi:How I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my
(Video and Text)
Sakena Yacoobi provides teacher training to Afghan women,
supporting education for girls and boys throughout the country.
Afghan women studying
biology in the 1950's before the Taliban takeover
Don't Forget the Boys:
Boys are 70% of D's and F's. 75%
of Boys are diagnosed with learning disabilities. Boys are 33%
more likely to drop out of high school. Boys are twice as likely
to be diagnosed with ADHD. Boy's are 60% more likely to have
repeated a grade by the age of 12. By the 8th grade Boy's skills
in reading and writing are 2 to 6 times lower then girls.
Boy's make up 80% of all suicides. Boy's are twice as likely to
be suspended from school.
Some of the Schools trying to make a difference
is another great program that proves that
every child has incredible abilities, no matter what their
social status is or where they come from. You don't have to be
born privileged to succeed you just have to be born. And when
you invest in a child's education, you're not only investing in
that child's future but you're also investing in the future of
everyone and everything that child comes in contact with. Talk
about returns on your investment, there is no better place to
invest your money or your time.
Free the Children
Education South Sudan
Seize the Day
Kipp SchoolsHacker House
Charter School Center
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Creative Learning Systems
Heart of Stone
programmes in six countries and more than 900,000 students
Success After 6
Aspire Public Schools
Rocket Ship Education
About 21st-Century Skills
Bureau of Indian Education
Native Youth Report
International Network for Education in Emergencies
Academy Charter School
To deliver the highest quality educational
experience where global citizens are born through advanced
rigor, engaging teaching methods, and a passionate climate and
How to fix a broken education system ... without any more money,
(video and interactive text)
I love the
Success For Kids
program (SFK) they help provide children with life skills and
universal tools that teach them how to make wise choices.
Kiran Bir Sethi: Taches kids to take charge
2012 – Some 1.7 million more teachers are needed to achieve
Universal Primary Education
by 2015, the second of the eight
Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs). Heads of
various United Nations agencies
said today in a joint
World Teachers Day
, which is held annually since 1994.
Education For All
We need more then just
, we need a vastly improved curriculum with
self directed learning capabilities and more effective ways of
testing. In a world that is full of knowledge and
information, schools teach so very little.
Bunker Roy: Learning from a Barefoot Movement
Treasure Noise in Classrooms
Education for a
from Pond to Fountains
Estella's Brilliant Bus
Siragu Montessori School
in Tamil Nadu, India is another Great
Advancement in Education.
zim Premji Foundation
Service to Humanity
in the Wall
Teacher holds class in a cowshed
Another great ideas is
Stones into Schools
, which Promotes
Peace through Education.
Cyber School Bus
Project Education Sudan
Ananda Education for Life
Bridge International Academies
Watch this video by
Richard Dreyfuss on Improving Civic Education
. (Fora TV)
Some interesting ideas & thoughts about education.
Madangombe One Block at a Time
diverse in terms of gender, ethnicity, race, and ability a
cooperative learning technique that reduces racial conflict
among school children, promotes better learning, improves
student motivation, and increases enjoyment of the learning
providing families with information on school
quality and options and supporting families in navigating the
school choice process in Los Angeles.
The problem with
education is not the teachers, the problem with education is the
curriculum. If you improve the curriculum you will improve
teachers, you will also improve the students and then you will
improve the world
77 million children and adults enrolled in school throughout the
country in October 2009.
3.2 million projected number of high school diplomas that will
be awarded in the 2011-12 school year.
19.7 million projected number of students enrolled in the
nation's colleges and universities this fall.
98,706 number of public schools in 2008-09. In 2007-08, there
were 33,740 private schools.
7.2 million Number of teachers in the United States in 2009.
Almost 3 million taught at the elementary and middle school
level. The remainder included those teaching at the
postsecondary, secondary, preschool, kindergarten levels,
special education and other teachers or instructors. Almost 50%
of the teachers quite in the first 5 years. Around 80% of
teachers are women.
Of the 3,380,300 full-time and part-time public school teachers
who were teaching during the 2007–08 school year, 84.5 percent
remained at the same school (“stayers”), 7.6 percent moved to a
different school (“movers”), and 8.0 percent left the profession
(“leavers”) during the following year. Among the 487,300 private
school teachers who were teaching during the 2007–08 school
year, 79.2 percent were stayers, 4.9 percent were movers, and
15.9 percent were leavers.
Education in the United States
Education in Germany
Change Agent for Systemic School and Community Change
Change Agent Mechanisms for School
"I'm just reporting illegal activity, I'm like a whistle
blower exposing fraud, waste, abuse, illegalities, and the
danger of public health and safety, that are a direct result of
our education institutions. I believe that we can avoid a class
Education Reform Ideas
Collegiate Learning Assessment
New Leadership Alliance
I 4 Reality
Ct. Ed Reform
Reuniting Thinking with Doing
Teaching and Student Experience
Relations for Education
The Future of Higher Education
Education and Skills Forum
Race to the Top (your top is still the bottom)
Future of Education
CareersFuture of Ed
Small Schools Movement
IB Diploma Programme
Conspiracy Theory's about the Next Generation of Education
Education Research Education
(PDF) These guidelines show just how
incredibly ignorant and corrupt our education system is. If they
used these same guidelines for our current education system, our
education system would be throw-out and defunded.
What If all of a sudden
you lost all the knowledge, memories and information that you
had stored in your brain? You
would be on the ground like a new born baby. You would have to
learn everything all over again. So you have to ask yourself, what if you had a chance to start over
again and had a chance to relive your life? What would you change about the
things that you learned during your previous life
experiences? What things would you like to learn this time in
the first 16 years of your life? How would you like your
education experience to be like this time? What if you had a
chance to go back and improve upon everything in your life, and
improve everything in the world, what would you do? Guess what,
almost every single person on this planet is in that position
now. This is not a what if, this is a "What can we do now?"
The goal is to create the
highest quality curriculum that would give people the most
valuable skills and wisdom that would allow people to reach
their highest potential, and at the same time, give them the most
freedom and the most control over their lives. If people were to
be given the knowledge to understand life more accurately and
more completely, that would give people enormous potential, with
endless possibilities, and the ability to solve any problem that
the world is currently suffering from. But this is not just
about improving education, this is also about making sure that
people continually have access to the most valuable and the most
accurate information and knowledge that the world has to offer.
Information that would help people make the best decisions
possible, and at the same time, give them the greatest control
over the quality of their life.
"Everyone knows that a good
education is the key to solving our problems, but no one knows
what a good education is supposed to be."
the failures of Education is that it often focuses on rote
memorization of facts without describing either the method that
generated them or the theories that organize our understanding
Why is the Government so incompetent, inefficient and corrupt?
Why are Local Governments so incompetent, inefficient and
Why are Public Services so dysfunctional, incompetent and
inefficient in America?
Why are Public Sector Workers so incompetent and inefficient?
Why are Government-Run Businesses so incompetent, inefficient
Why are some Private Businesses so incompetent, inefficient and
Because our education system is incompetent, inefficient and
Too many schools are like an evil joke
being played on innocent children, it's just cruel. And people
wonder why children grow up to be
, da. But kids and people have to learn to forgive
teachers and parents, because they do not know any better. So
it's not their fault and they are not to blame, just like you're
not to blame, no one is to blame. So the only intelligent thing
left to do now is start learning, and start learning together,
as we should have done since the beginning, but we never learned
how, until now. We are about to embark on the most incredible
journey, beyond imagination.
Our dysfunctional and ineffective
education system has similar results as the radicalization of
terrorists. Except some of the graduates from public education
end up killing more people then all terrorists combined, because
they grow up to be politicians and corporate leaders.
and ignorance are the same thing. How can you
go to the best universities in the world and still end up
ignorant? It's not just what schools are teaching, it's what the
school are not teaching that does most of the damage.
Radicalization will not exist
after education improves, because there we be nothing to be
radical about when the ignorance is removed from society by a
high quality education.
Cause and Effect
It's bad enough that students are not learning the right things
at the right time, they are to many times that students are
learning the wrong things at the wrong
90% of students graduating high school and
in a sense intellectually deprived. And they don't even know it because being intellectually deprived
means that you don't have the necessary information and
knowledge that is needed to correctly analyze and understand
that you are
or Pathologically Naive. So if education does not improve then almost every student will never fully
understand themselves or the world, and they will never be effective
enough or efficient enough to improve their abilities or increase their
is any deviation
from a healthy or normal condition.
is lacking information or
As all schools are, the
is a great experiment. Learning on your own and experiencing
life on your own terms is incredibly important. But, there is
only so much you can learn from your own experiences. And you
don't want to waste too much time making the same mistakes that
everyone else makes, even though
learning from your mistakes
important. That is why teaching is so extremely valuable.
Freedom to explore and freedom to learn is absolutely necessary,
but you also need Guidance from an experienced professional,
because this will save you lots of time and help you
quicker and learn much more. The worlds accumulated knowledge
and information is our most valuable resource, and should not be
wasted. That is why I'm
collecting and organizing all the
knowledge and information
that I can find so that I
can share it with as many people as possible. This will save
people many years of time and effort, which is one of the main
purposes of teaching, saving people time so they have more time
to explore and learn more about our world then the previous
generations. They will also have more time to enjoy
life as well, and, be better equipped to solve the problems that
have been plaguing this world for way too long.
"You can be either part of the problem
or part of the solution. Being part of the solution will always
be the most rewarding."
If you don't learn the things that are important or valuable,
then you will not benefit from learning in the ways that you
should. Knowing what things to learn and when to learn them is
extremely important. The worlds most valuable knowledge and
information does not come from schools or universities, or does
it come from the TV, or the Radio, or the News Papers or
Magazines. The worlds most valuable knowledge and information is
not found all in one place, but it will be soon,
welcome to Basic
, collecting and organizing the worlds most
valuable knowledge and information so that it can be used to improve
education, as well as improve the lives of every person on the planet.
Right to Education
Trying to explain what a high quality
education is, is like trying to explain what seeing is like to a
blind person, it's extremely difficult. You have to experience
you can't pretend to know
what it is, or pretend to know
what it isn't. You don't understand a language or know how speak
a language until you learn how. The only way to understand
knowledge and information is learn what knowledge and
information is, and to learn what knowledge and information
means to a human.
This is our time
All the problems that we see in the world are directly
related to people not having enough information and knowledge.
When people have more access to more knowledge, and when people
learn the facts about the world, they will have more
opportunities and they will have more choices. Just like when
someone receives a high quality education, that person has more
potential, they have better skills, and they have a better
chance of having a better life. It's time that we make improving
education one of our highest priorities. It's time that we
create a high quality education that everyone has access to. We
can no longer allow ignorance to destroy ourselves and our
planet. We have to make improving education a world project,
something that everyone can do together, something that anyone
on the planet can be a part of. Let education be in the News everyday.
Let it be seen on the TV everyday. Let people know that
important and that learning should be part of our daily life. Everyone has the responsibility to learn, to know more about ourselves,
to know and understand the world around us. This is our time.
More Word Clouds
Every school in the world should have
this as their Mission Statement
These are the things that we have learned so far and
is what we know
. These are
the current predictions that we have calculated so far that will
impact your life, negatively and positively, with some
predictions being in the
, and some being
far into the future
humans have lived and died before your birth.
Their efforts are responsible for sustaining Human Life for
thousands of years, as well as, providing us with many benefits,
advancements and luxuries. But during this process of survival
and progress, we have made a lot of mistakes and have caused a
lot of problems. This is your world now. This is your
responsibility. In order for us to improve our lives, and
continue to progress and to survive, we must learn how to repair
our mistakes, while at the same time, learn how to stop making
the same mistakes over and over again.
"Every problem can be
solved in this world, you just have to learn how to solve them."
Everyone is capable of understanding
anything they want, it's just knowing the things that are
needed to learn is the hard part. So if the knowledge that you
needed was available for you to learn, then
you could learn
anything you want
. The more knowledgeable you are about
something, the more chances you'll have to use that knowledge
for your benefit, as well as for the benefit of others. The more
we learn about what we can do, the more we can do.
Improving the world needs to be a competition. Where countries
and communities can compete with each other. People love games.
So we should make our most beneficial endeavors more fun and
less boring. We are very creative, so it will be easy.
Students have to understand that education is 90% their
responsibility, and only 10% the responsibility of schools and
If you want a job, then you better learn how to create a job
yourself, or support the people who are creating good paying
jobs that are sustainable and beneficial to everyone. If you
want healthy and clean food at a reasonable cost, then you
better learn how to grow food yourself, or support the farmers
who grow healthy and clean food. If you want clean water in
abundance, then you better learn how to create clean water in
abundance yourself, or support the people who know how to create
clean water in abundance. You want a home, you better learn how
to build a home yourself, or support the people who know how to
create affordable, healthy and energy efficient homes. Do you
want clean and affordable energy, then you better learn how to
create clean and affordable energy yourself, or support the
people who know how to create clean and affordable energy. If
you want a fair and criminal free government, then you better
learn how to create a fair and criminal free government, or
support the people who know how to create a fair and criminal
free government. You don't have to do everything yourself, but
you do have to learn how to do everything yourself. This way
nothing will stop you from having a good life. Everyone knows
there's no guarantees, but you can definitely increase your odds
significantly, so having a great life is definitely in your
When we work together
our potential is limitless. So start
building your team now, start a club or a
of like minded people.
Create your own community of intelligent
, people you can count on who share the same values that
you do. Use
the way that it is supposed to be used, which
is to stay connected to people and create healthy and strong bonds. Share information and
knowledge that benefits people, instead of
that isolates people. One of the best
ways to improve life is by
organizing mutual agreements
everyone around you.
My Speech Idea
(2012, needs to be updated)
Hi everyone, I want to talk
to you about education and how incredibly important education is
and how education has the enormous potential to make
improvements all over the world in all aspects of society. Of
course I'm not talking about our current education system the
way it is now, I'm talking about an improved education that can
produce highly educated people with incredible abilities, skills
and qualities. People who could solve every problem that our
world is currently faced with.
Everyone knows the value of a good education. People who have a
good education have more options, more choices, more abilities
and more potential. But the improvements that we have made to
education so far, have fallen way short to prepare people for the
world that we live in today. We have a lot of problems to solve
and a lot of challenges ahead of us, so we are going to need a lot of highly educated people to
solve these problems and to meet these challenges.
But access to a good education is out of reach for most people.
And even if you are lucky enough to go to a school, or a
University, there is still no guarantee that you will get a good
education. And with budget cuts and school closings, getting a
good education is becoming a lot more difficult and a lot more
We have accumulated a lot of information and knowledge over the
last 2,000 years. And just in the last 100 years the amount of
information and knowledge that we've accumulated has increased
thanks to the internet
, and the millions of
people who have contributed to the largest source of information
and knowledge, we are literally sitting on the biggest gold mine
this world has ever seen. We have learned so much about
ourselves and the world around us that we can no longer afford
to ignore the value and the benefits of all the things that we
now know. The facts are in. All human improvements and
technological advancements have all been the result of more
people having more access to more knowledge and more
information. So if we improve our greatest tool, which is
education, and make it available to everyone, we will unleash
the full power of human potential all over the world, and at the
same time, fix all our major problems that we are currently
faced with. Every person has the potential to be intelligent, so
it just makes sense that we provide everyone with the necessary
tools and knowledge to reach their potential.
Every parent in the world wants their child to have access to
the best education possible, because every parent knows that a
good education is an incredibly important when it comes to their
child's future. This is why we need to build a complete high
quality education that everyone can have access too. An
Education that is available online, in schools or in the form of
software that can run on any computer or smartphone anywhere in
the world. This will give every person on the planet a chance to
be successful in their life, as well as in their careers and at
the same time be a benefit to the world.
There are currently thousands of people working on improving
education, but we can't do it alone, and we certainly can not
use the same teaching methods or the same inadequate curriculum,
because they are clearly not enough to prepare students, and the
evidence of that is everywhere, especially when you look at all
the things that can be avoided like the thousands of people who
are dying everyday, the millions who are suffering everyday, and
the enormous amount of destruction that is happening to our
environment everyday. These things can be avoided and so they
The world is desperately in need of educated people. People who
can be problem solvers for the countless problems that have been
plaguing our world for way to long. We have many challenges
ahead and we need many highly educated and skilled people to
meet these challenges.
We are an intelligent species with incredible abilities and
potential, and our advancements in technology is clear evidence
of our potential, and clear evidence of what educated people can
accomplish. And we all know that when we work together we can
accomplish some amazing things.
We have everything that we need on this planet, except a complete
high quality education that everyone has access too. An
education that provides a person with all the necessary
information, knowledge and skills that a person needs to be
prepared to live on this planet.
So lets do this...Lets build a complete high quality education
that everyone has access too.
It will be our gift to every child on the planet, and a gift to
future generations to come.
Thank you and Godspeed, ~Howard Mark Polley
(817 words, 4670 characters)
improvements in the world from the bottom up and from the top
down at the same time, this way we can meet in the middle some
We know for a fact that the
driving force behind all our improvements and advancements in
the last 200 years, has been directly related to our ability to
educate more people. And we did this by building more Schools
and more Universities then any other time in human history. So
this education thing works really really well. But, we haven't
improved education enough in order for it to adequately prepare,
or have we made it available to everyone. So we are literally
wasting the potential of 100's of millions of people. 100's of
millions of people who could be making desperately needed
improvements all over the world, but are instead marginalized,
and there is no need for that.
Young people today need to
fully understand, we are just beginning to realize how badly our
schools are and that the way we educate people needs a lot of
improving. The enormous amount of valuable information and
knowledge that the world has accumulated, over the last 10,000
years, needs people that have learned how to correctly utilize
this incredibly valuable resource that we call knowledge. We all
know the benefits of highly educated people, so lets educate
everyone. If you're going to pass one thing onto your future
generations, let it be knowledge, it's the gift that keeps on
giving, and improving.
School standards and the curriculum are incredibly inadequate,
and our teaching methods are old and outdated.
Kids are not prepared and
definitely not ready for the challenges of life. That means most
kids will most likely waste way to much time thinking about
things and worrying about things that are irrelevant and
unimportant, which will cause them to do to many things in their
life that are irrelevant and unimportant. Life shouldn't be
something that you have to endure, life is something to explore,
and enjoy. And if you don't have the necessary knowledge and
information, you will get lost, you will struggle, you will make
a lot of mistakes that you shouldn't have to make. So you will
waste a lot of time, you will not be aware as you should be and
can be, and you will have no clear direction in your life, or
anyone else's life. Everyone has incredible amounts of
potential. But all that potential goes to waste if you never
learn how to utilize it, as well as, utilize all your natural
born talents, talents that you are unaware that you even have.
want the most accurate information they can get so that they can
make the best decisions possible, that would produce the highest
quality results, and at the same time, save time and energy."
When kids are not educated
enough it not only lowers their potential it also increases
their vulnerability. Undereducated people also make bad
decisions, and a lot of those mistakes that they make they won't
even notice that they're making them. So you see our awareness
is extremely important. It's more then just understanding what
you see, but more importantly it's understanding the things you
can't see. The more we are aware of, the more we are aware of
the choices we have, and the better our decisions will be.
Humans have brains, it's time we start using them, effectively
Just because you went to school does not mean that you are
To say someone is educated says very little
about that person. You can say that being educated means that a
person can read and write and do some math. It does not say that
a person is reading the right things, or writing things that are
relevant, or counting things that matter. Just because you have
abilities does not mean you are using them correctly,
effectively or efficiently. Educated and
should mean the same thing.
If you don't
go to school or college you won't get a good job, that is really a stupid
thing to say, and this is why. First, going to school does not define what
you need to learn, and getting a job does not define what type of work
that you should do. Just because you go to school does not guarantee that
you will learn the right things, and just having a job does not mean that
the work that you do is important, or does it say that the work you do is
valuable or that it benefits people and has a positive impact on the
world.So what do you need to
And what type of work should you do
can clearly see that education has improved the lives of
millions of people all around the world. But sadly we can also
see that millions of other people do not have the benefits of
education, which is causing millions of people to suffer,
millions to live in poverty, and causing thousands of people to
die prematurely every single day. The benefits and potential of
education is just to
important to ignore. Everyone needs to be a part of this. Since
2008 I have dedicated the last 6 years of my life, and I will
continue to dedicate the rest of my life to improving education
and making it available to everyone, I will not stop until my
body has deceased. I prey to God that I can live another 50
years. Because it would be a honor and a privilege to give the
last 50 years of my life, especially knowing that millions of
people will benefit from having a complete education, and then
those millions will benefit millions more, and so on and so on,
until every human that ever lives will have access to the worlds
Improving education may seem like an abstract idea, and it may
be hard for most people to visualize and understand what
improving education means, but it's not that hard to understand
how knowledge and information can improve someone's life, or
understand how knowledge and information can give a person more
potential. One of the reasons why improving education seems like
an abstract idea
is because the word education itself is abstract. No one has a
clear understanding of what education is or what educations
purpose should be. And the reasons why education is so abstract
is because todays education is fragmented and dysfunctional,
which is the cause of this abstraction. If you can't teach
people to understand what education is, then education will not
improve fast enough to meet the challenges that we are currently
faced with, thus suffering, diseases, problems and avoidable
deaths will continue for as long as humans live.
words education and knowledge has little meaning to the average
person. Beyond the basic
definition of the words education and knowledge, there is no way
to clearly explain what education and knowledge means, until we
create a high quality education and see the results. It's hard
to explain something that takes months, and even years, to fully
understand. It's not easy to explain something that's hard to
imagined or visualize. It's like trying to explain to some one a
place in the world that they have never visited or never seen a
picture of. No matter how detailed I am in my explanation, it
will never compare to being there and living there. You have to
go and see and experience it yourself. I can show you examples,
like show you poverty and say that is the result of a poor
education, and then show you sky scrapers and bridges and say
that is the result of a good education. But those explanations
would not even come close. There is no easy way to explain what
it means to understand, to increase your awareness, to increase
your potential, to see more opportunities and more possibilities
then ever before, an awakening. I have no examples of a great
education, because we don't have a great education yet. I can't
even be an example myself because I'm still learning, so most of
what I have so far is a head start. I can tell you the things
that I have learned so far, but that would never be enough to
explain to you all the benefits that I have experienced. I just
people working is not saying that things are improving, because
most people are working in the wrong direction, so they are not
having a positive impact or making improvements, so employment
numbers are irrelevant."
Experiencing a lot of different things does not make your life
better or richer, or does it make you wiser. This is
because there is no guarantee that you are learning important
lessons or gaining valuable skills by experience many different
things. I experience many different things in my life, but those
experiences provided little value to me when I compared them to
learning the right things at the right time. Knowledge is not
automatically gained through our experiences. Knowledge is a
slow methodological process that can only be
if given access to the right knowledge at the
right time and sequence.
Every parent wants their children to be able to make good
decisions on their own. So lets give them the necessary
information and knowledge so they can do this successfully. We
have this ability, so let us not waste it, we don't have a lot
of time to waste, or people.
We live in an incredible system that took millions of years to
perfect. It's a magnificent and sustainable a cycle of life that
has sustained humans for thousands of years. And if we maintain
this system correctly, it will provide us with life for the next
3 billion years. But we are failing, and failing miserably in to
many areas. It's time we educate people and teach everyone about
the problems that we all face in this world. We have a fighting
chance, But if we don't train and educate people enough to face
these challenges then we will have very little chance of making
any improvements, especially enough that would ensure our
Survival: A natural process resulting in the evolution of
organisms best adapted to the environment, thus remaining alive.
So are you still wondering
why we need to improve education? Don't worry, understanding
this will not happen over night.
have a serious education problem, it's not working. And
the evidence that education isn't working is everywhere. We need
to make a lot of improvements in how we educate our young.
Luckily education isn't totally broken, it just needs a lot of
fact that they had to raise the drinking age is proof that
education is failing. A teacher is either the worlds greatest
enemy or the worlds greatest ally."
is just a metaphor for our failing
education system. Eating brains does not make you smarter. The
only way to unzombify yourself is to fully and accurately
We now have enough knowledge
and information to educate people completely. That means
everyone could have the ability to fully understand themselves
and fully understand the world around them. I'm not saying that
these highly educated people will know everything, but they will
know enough to control their own destinies, and to live the life
that they choose to live, a life with complete fairness and
for everyone."Everyone should posses
the accumulated knowledge and information that has been produced
by everyone that has ever lived, just like all living animals
it's the only way that life survives."...not know
everything, just the most important.
would you be if you never had another human to teach you? A wild
animal with a short life span and no potential."
If Students are willing to
put in the time and effort into their education they should be
given the most valuable and the most important information and
knowledge that the world has to offer, Information and Knowledge
that is the most current and the most accurate. Don't waste
students time with inferior curriculum, inadequate schooling and
teaching methods, because everyone will have to pay for this
ignorance, and the world cannot afford anymore ignorance.
is low or inferior quality. Falling short of some prescribed
norm. Of or characteristic of low rank or importance.
is not producing an intended effect. Lacking the ability or skill
to perform effectively; inadequate. Tracking
is lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task. Not
sufficient to meet a need.
is a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement.
is subnormal in structure or function or
intelligence or behavior. Not working properly. An imperfection
in a bodily system.
is something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or
progress. Any structure that makes progress difficult.
is not having the necessary means
or skill or know-how. Lacking necessary physical or mental
is impaired in function; Failing to serve an adjustive purpose.
Impaired. Diminished in strength, quality, or utility. Make
Mentally or physically unfit. Make worse or less effective.
is lacking orderly continuity. Part; cease or break association
Having been divided
; having the unity destroyed.
Break or cause to break into pieces.
is logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts.
is a decrease in rate of change. The extent to which something is
delayed or held back. Any agent that retards or delays or
Lack of normal
development of intellectual capacities. The act of slowing down
or falling behind.
We have the Ability
We have the ability to improve education 100 times better then
it is today. And we can make education available to everyone on
the planet, 24 hrs. a day. We have the ability to give anyone an
entire education on a laptop computer. That means every person
that we can fully educate will have the ability to improve their
world. So instead of people being victimized by an undereducated
society, people will have the abilities to correct and improve
their world. So instead of having a world that is in constant
decline, we will have a world that is constantly improving. We
can make education be the cure of our problems, instead of just
using education to treat our problems. The potential of an
educated society is limitless. Imagine a world full of educated
people who fully understand themselves and the world around
them. Imagine. We have the Ability.
Imagine that all your knowledge of the world came to you through
News Papers, Magazines and the Television, you would be a
ignorant moron and have very little understanding of yourself
and the world around you. And you wonder why improving education
is so extremely important.
A condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual
falling off from a better state. Grow worse. A gradual decrease.
Go down in value. Refuse to accept. Show unwillingness towards.
Change toward something smaller or lower. Diminish.
I'm just doing what is
right and what is needed. Knowledge and information is extremely
important to all humans, so I'm just trying to make sure that
everyone has access. Learning is an incredible journey that
everyone should be on.
All the problems that I have ever witnessed in my life can all
be solved by a few simple questions, How can this information
and knowledge be Taught and Learned so that this problem can be
understood and solved before this avoidable damage is repeated?
All our problems can be solved by improving education, if you
don't know this, then you are the perfect example of a poor
education and why we have so many problems, so you have actually
become part of the problem.
Right to Education Project
Universal Primary Education
Education For All
If you knew of something that would give you more abilities and
more potential, you would want it? Improving education is our
best chance for all of us to live normal lives, lives that would
benefit everyone, and, everything.
Students today don't know how to study--period. Distracted,
undistracted--doesn't matter. At least that's been my experience
over many years as a college professor. They don't know how to
read or listen or take notes. They don't know how to research or
ask appropriate questions. They lack persuasive writing and
articulation skills. They don't know how to model themselves
effective mentor. Every year, i do my best to teach them various
methods of learning and studying. I give them examples from my
own experience. I tell them when I study, it's an active,
vibrant endeavor. I read, I take notes, I look things up, I ask
questions--all while reading a book. But when most students try
to sit down and read they fall asleep, they drift, they nod
off--and after a few minutes they finally give up and claim the
material's too hard or too boring or the professor is too
old-fashioned. Sure, there may be other ways to engage the
brain. But learning extended and focused concentration is still
a great skill. And students are too often enabled in their
distracted, unfocused approaches by well-meaning, but misguided
instructors who are more concerned about getting good teaching
evaluations than actually helping their students to genuinely
learn. ~ L Barrett
Look at all the problems in the world, do you think that
educated people caused those problems? No. It was all the
undereducated people that caused our problems. Even college
graduates are undereducated. That's because we have not yet
updated the curriculum to match all the knowledge, information
and experiences that we have accumulated in the world today.
We are actually rediscovering education, but this time there's a
better understanding about the potential of knowledge, all
because of the
, and the internets inherent ability to give people
access to an enormous amount of knowledge that's being generated
by millions of people from all over the world, including the
text from some the brightest minds throughout human history. We
have more knowledge and information now then any other time in
human history, and we also have more people accessing
knowledge then any other time in human history, and we also have
more people contributing knowledge then then any other time in
human history. There is no other greater time then now to start
learning. If you can predict a brighter future, then you know
what to do to make that prediction come true. So in a sense we
are following in the footsteps of the creator. Following the
footsteps that line the road to knowledge. The same road the
creator took that made us. It's like an endless cycle of
creation. With each universe giving birth to the next.
Today’s Education is Dysfunctional and
with little Coherence, which
includes all Public Schools, Private Schools, Montessori,
Colleges and Universities. All these little improvements we see
in schools are inadequate.
We can talk all day about what we
need to do to improve school education, but the bottom line is,
if there are not enough qualified people who fully understand
the improvements that we need, or how to implement these
improvements, these improvements will be to little and to late.
You have to define education as a whole. It's knowing
Learn, When to Learn it
How to Learn it
Why you need to
? Education curriculum needs a complete overhaul. And
that is what I’m working on at
Basic Knowledge 101
Create the perfect education, create effective instructions and
teaching methods, and create effective ways to test and confirm
intelligence and skills.
Purposes of Education
Achievement Gap in the United States
notes about the journey so far
"If you never improve education
you will never have enough educated people in the world that are
needed to solve the worlds problems or handle the challenges
that we're faced with. With out a strong and effective
education, suffering, corruption, crime, avoidable deaths and
decay will increase and continue till our own extinction."
"We know that addictions kill people everyday. But what we don't
know is that addictions come in many forms. Everyone is addicted
, it is after all a
beautiful feeling. But if we ignore our
, the self that
gives us life and meaning, then our addiction to
is going to kill us. So if you want to cure the
self from addiction, you need to improve education."
We're not even surprised by our
own ignorance anymore, which is not surprising, still.
We know education works, so what are we waiting for?
Knowledge is Freedom
You can't have advancements in
technology without making advancements in education..we just
can't have all these amazing advancements in computer software
every year and not have hardy any incredible advancements in
being marginalized, which is costing us trillions. So that's
another reason why improving education is so extremely
important. If the education system followed
, education would be very effective today.
But sadly as it stands right now our Education System is just
another form of
Moore's Law and The Conundrum of Human Learning
Keeping All Students Safe Act
The evidence of a good education is visible in many places, just by looking at our
technological advances. But a good education does not exist for
most people. We know how important education is but we are not
improving education fast enough, or sharing it enough. In order
for people to be prepared for the incredible challenges that
we're currently faced with, we better make improving education
#1 priority, if not..........
Most schools discourage learning more then they encourage learning,
that's because people associate learning with schools, which they should, but, if school sucks
that means kids mistakenly think that learning sucks. This is
why there's so many ignorant people in the world and why we have
so many problems. Schools make learning boring as shit and
really discouraging, and you wonder why kids don't learn. When
kids relate learning with being in school they fail to learn
outside the school, where most of a persons learning is done,
that is if you know where to look and know what to learn and when to
Then on top of that we have made a horrible mistake in creating
a society that discourages the sharing of information and
Curriculum and the Learning Genome
Learning Targets Tagged Curriculum
"Yes your parents
and your teachers may be stupid at times, so if you don't want
to end up like them you better start educating yourself and
learn what particular information and knowledge is important."
"Most people would agree
that teachers are the most important people in the world, but in
order to say that, you would also have to agree that teachers
can also be the most dangerous people in the world. Trusting
someone to educate your child is very risky, especially knowing
that most people do not understand what education as a whole
should be. In order for a student to trust someone else's
intelligence, a teacher would have to prove that their teachings
are the most honest, the most accurate and the most important
knowledge for its time. And to understand that, you have just
learned your first lesson as a student, there is always two
sides to a coin, thus, there will always be one more question to
ask....What's on the other side?"
information unless you have
"Improving Education is
the number one priority. All other priorities, problems and
issues are directly related to fixing this number one priority.
It's not just that people don't have enough information and
knowledge, it's that some of the information and knowledge they
do have is not being processed correctly, and this is why people
make mistakes and make bad decisions".
Education Sayings and Education Quotes
"When going to elementary school
in Danbury, Ct. you couldn't see much around the school.
But when I got to Junior High School I could see the High School
up on a hill from the Junior High School, now I could see my
destiny, my future.
But when I got to the high school I could now see the prison up
on a hill. I would sit with my friends and laugh saying now
that's our destiny? No way.
But maybe the prison up on the hill was some kind of a sign or a
symbol for another type of prison.
Like Ignorance, because Ignorance is a prison. The lack of
knowledge and skills drastically lowers the number of choices
you have, just like a real prison does. So I ask myself, why are
schools sending kids to prison? They're certainly not educating
them enough, so what's the problem?"
"Ignorance is a prison
, the only way out of that prison is to
learn your way out."
"The only thing that can save us now is our ability to share
information and knowledge effectively and
Putting students first is an
obvious choice of course. But the hard part is, as it has been
for years, is actually putting our best ideas into practice.
There seems to be a lot of talk but not enough action. We have
an incredible amount of information and knowledge that can move
us forward. And we have plenty of evidence that clearly shows us
the numerous benefits that come from a good education. Look at
our skyscrapers, look at our bridges, look at our boats, our
planes, our spaceships, our computers, our networks. Highly
skilled and educated people provide society with more potential
and more options and more choices.
Education is not only the best investment that a country can
make, it's also the most important investment a country can
. The only sure way to solve the problems in our world is to
educate students on how to be problem solvers. Then and only
then will our problems will be solved, and the quality of life
improve for everyone. Education is directly related to the
strength of a Nation.
So the more people you can fully educate, the stronger your
families will be, the stronger your communities will be, and the
stronger your nation will be. Education is the only logical path
to take. And I plan to stay on this path for the rest of my
as a teacher and as a student. A good education is costly, but a
poor education costs more.
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest
We're not really helping
education when we take a step backwards. But sometimes even a
step backwards is still a step forward when you compare it to
the level of knowledge that your average citizen has. But we
don't want to waste a lot of time repeating the same things that
we're already doing. We have an enormous amount of information
and knowledge that can help us improve education, education that
would increase every students knowledge and skill level, a level
that would be far more superior then the standards we have now.
So we need to focus more on the curriculum itself, because the
curriculum is the vehicle that moves our best information and
knowledge forward. So if your not updating the curriculum, then
you end up just repeating yourself, which impedes learning. And
this impeded learning is the source of all our problems. So if
we improve education, and educate every student to be problem
solvers, then all our problems will be solved."It's not the size of
your education, it's what you do with the education you have. So
it all comes down to choices. And if you don't know what the
good choices are, your chances of making good choices are
greatly diminished. You have to know what a good choice is in
order to make one."
"it is easier to educate
a child the right way the first time than it is to try to
reeducate an adult who has been made dysfunctional from an
Please quite your mind for
just a moment and listen to what I say
Imagine people standing around in 1960 and looking up at the
moon and saying, hey, lets fly up to the moon, land on the
surface, and walk around for a little while, and then fly back.
That's sounds really cool, lets do it. Now just imagine all the
people, all the time and all the resources that went into making
that trip to the moon even possible. Just imagine how smart you
would have to be in order to design a spaceship that has
thousands of perfectly engineered parts that are able to perform
under one of the most extreme conditions know to man, this thing
that we call space travel. But as more and more people are
learning this specialized
knowledge like science and engineering, more people can now
explore space by making their own type of spacecraft, which is
incredible. If knowledge and information can get you to the moon
and back, just think about what knowledge and information can do
for you in your everyday life? More Possibilities, More
Abilities, More Freedom, More Happiness. This is why creating a
complete education is so extremely important. Just imagine an
Education that's full of the worlds most important information
and knowledge. Just imagine having this knowledge and
information by the age of 16. Starting in 2013, if we would
fully educated just 20% of our children starting at birth, in 15
years you would have tens of thousands of the most highly
educated people the world has ever seen. Creating an incredible
workforce made up of highly skilled and highly intelligent
people. People who are fully aware of the state of world and
fully aware of the responsibilities that they are faced with.
Humans greatest strength has always been our Brain. And the more
educated brains that we have working together, the greater our
strength will be. More Possibilities, More Abilities, More
Freedom, More Happiness. What are you waiting for?
Great things don't happen over night, but if you never start,
great things will never happen.
Keep Learning My Friends, a quote from the worlds most educated
man, well not yet of course, but getting there.
It's time to open the
gates of knowledge and let all who enter know that heaven on
earth awaits them..
"Soon one day you will
start off by saying.."College
graduates, you are now the most educated people the world has
ever seen, your intelligence far exceeds every generation before
you, you are truly a gift to the world and our greatest chance
for positive change."
Every parent wants their child to have access to the worlds best education, so lets
A better world is still in our reach. It isn't gone because you
can't see it. Something doesn't exist just because you can't
understand it. The future always comes. Some people see it, and
others don't, and not because people can't see, they just don't
know how to see correctly. We have very accurate ways of
predicting the future, and we have been right and correct many
times, just look at our skyscrapers, look at our tanker ships,
look at our airplanes and jets. We know engineering works. But
because our current education system, not everyone has access to
the necessary information and knowledge that would give them the
chance to learn how to use these amazing skills correctly. But
just educating more engineers will not improve our world, the
only thing guaranteed to improve our world is by improving
education, and the evidence of what a better education can do is
all around us. People with better education get paid more,
people with better education also have more options and more
skills then the average person. And engineers end up creating
these amazing engineering feats like flying to the moon and back
and building satellites, and building a space station where
people could live in space. And it's amazing how so many people
are not impressed by these facts. But I would not say impressed,
I would say proud. Even though we have made some horrible
mistakes, and are still making mistakes, I know that we can turn
this around. Like I said, the proof of what a good education can
do is every where. Lets engineer the perfect education and then
distribute this complete education to everyone who wants to be
educated. So that's like over 7 billion copies, but guess what,
we print that many pages everyday. But this time we don't even
need paper, because we can use the digital world to deliver
"All College's, Universities and
schools should be free. They should earn their money on the
return, meaning, if the student prospers then they get a small
percentage of that benefit. So if the knowledge and information
that a school teaches benefits people, then the will always be
rewarded because the proof of the benefits will be clearly
Your ability to Learn
is the reason why you are alive, but
just because you're alive doesn't mean that you're living, you
could be struggling to stay alive, you could be suffering in
many different ways, or you could be wasting your true potential
on things that don't matter.
There's something that would
solve all your problems and improve your life. And it's
something that you have been doing most of your life, it's
called learning. But in order for
to be effective, you have to learn the right things at the right
time. Everything that you are, and everything that you'll ever
be, is directly related to what you know. And your life is also
directly effected by what other people know. So
is extremely important when it comes to
improving the quality of life. But the process of knowing is not
totally defined. So the goal of this education project is to
define the process of knowing, and to define what would be the
most valuable knowledge and information that is currently
available. And then determine at which time this knowledge would
be best learned. This way, anyone who completes this education,
will have the highest degree of intelligence that is currently
obtainable, as well as the potential, the abilities, and the
skills to pursue any career, and to live any quality of life
that they wish. Testing will only be used to assist each student
in measuring their personal progress, and their personal
performance, and also to determine the level of intelligence
that they have reached at a particular time. There will be no
grades, you either pass or you don't pass. If you pass, then you
move on to the next level, if you don't pass, then you keep
trying until you reached the next level. And if a person needs
extra help or guidance, then the student must seek out and use
the resources available. There is no time limits, so you can go
as fast as you want, or go as slow as you want. Intelligence is
not a race. Intelligence is a process. Some will take more time,
and some will take less time, but everyone will eventually pass,
whether you're gifted or not so gifted. Each person will
eventually have a greater understanding of themselves and the
world around them, and, be able live their life to the fullest
do you Know
Living a Good Life is learning how to live a good life
The level of intelligence
that a student reaches will be measured when the student has
passed all the courses, similar to a
. But of course there is nothing final
about intelligence. Testing will mostly be used to determine that the
student has the understanding and the abilities to be
intelligent. The true measure of intelligence only comes from a
persons actions, and not from how well a person does on tests.
So if testing has determined that a person has reached a higher
level of intelligence then you, this does not mean that the
person is smarter then you, because they still have to prove
intelligence by their actions.
Education will be engaging
because you will choose the
style of learning
that works best for
you. You will also choose the time and place for learning that
works best for you. You will also choose the speed of learning
that works best for you.
Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education
- 2.3 Educational system
RSA Animate - Ken Robinson: Changing
Emily Pilloton: Teaching Design for Change
Education - Why Poverty? China
Diana Laufenberg: 3 ways to teach
A Small Act
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education
Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution!
Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools Kill Creativity?
by 20/20 on ABC (youtube)
This 2007 video explains some of the problems we have
in our education system.
Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids
(This shows you a good example of what a good education can accomplish)
There are more films on this
page about education
, just look for links with youtube or video.
Below is more information about the Seriousness of Education Reform.
Yes everyone knows that our education system is a horrible failure. If you are not aware of
this then you are truly a victim of an incompetent education
and grouping students is a failure.
just proves how
are. I have witnessed
first hand when I was in Broadview
Junior High School in 1973. I was accidentally or
put in a lower performing class of students. What a freaking
disturbing nightmare that was. Over paid baby sitters who were
just preparing kids for the
When I finally was moved to the correct higher
level class I realized that it was just a little better because
I was still learning nothing of value.
is separating pupils by academic ability into groups for all
subjects or certain classes and curriculum within a school. It may be
referred to as streaming or phasing in certain schools. In a tracking
system, the entire school population is assigned to classes according to
whether the students' overall achievement is above average, normal, or
below average. Students attend academic classes only with students whose
overall academic achievement is the same as their own.
is the separation of humans into ethnic or racial groups
in daily life. It may apply to activities such as eating in a restaurant,
drinking from a water fountain, using a public toilet, attending school,
going to the movies, riding on a bus, or in the rental or purchase of a
is when well-qualified students, often from
less affluent households, are not matched with competitive colleges.
Undermatched students attend less-demanding colleges such as two-year
colleges or don't attend college at all.
The End of
is a book by Neil Postman about public education in America.
The use of the word "end" in the title has two meanings: primarily, as a
synonym for "purpose
", but also as a prediction
about the future of public schools if they do not successfully identify
and communicate a convincing purpose for their existence within our
"Today, wherever youngsters attend school, they hang up their coats, face the
flag and express belief that they, along with the states, pledge
to remain undivided. Soon after, however, the children divide
into fast, average, and slow learning groups. Time widens the
physical and educational distances which discriminate reading
groups into social classes, learning tracks, and internally
segregated schools. Young people become bonded to members of
their reading group and alienate from those in
other reading groups. Reticent to leave their supportive group
to advance to another group of strange , and possibly hostile
youngsters, many pupils remain socially , educationally, and
linguistically segregated and unequal to others all their lives.
"Quoted by Robert and Lois Wolsch in the Book "Literacy
Assured", page 4.
"Play-Doh fun factories,
squeezing out supposedly educated human beings, marching them around from
class to class — bells bonging, punishments escalating,
on. Every day something like 16 million high-school students
get up at the crack of dawn, slurp some oat clusters while barely
conscious, hop on a bus, bounce around the county, show up and sit in a
chair, zoned out, waiting for the first bell. If they’re late, they are
written up. Even if they don’t do much academic work, they are physically
present. Their attendance is a valuable commodity, because if students
don’t attend, teachers and guidance counselors and principals and textbook
makers and designers of educational software have no jobs. A huge
lucrative industry is built around them, and the students get nothing out
of it but a G.P.A. They deserve not to have their
time wasted. Their lives are absurdly regimented
. Teachers spend
half their time shouting themselves hoarse, and young adults are
My heart breaks
when I see kids that have so much potential and abilities being
subjected to this cruel and incompetent education system. An
education system that has no idea what education should be. And
on top of that people are putting way to much faith in college
as a means to an end when college is just a continuation of this
incompetent education system.
Yes college does give you more
education. So instead of being just a slave you are now a slave
The contented blindness of college students is a clear example
of why education is defective....What are we doing?
"Soon the slaves will become the masters, but not ignorant
masters of people, but the masters of life."
There is this
ignorant assumption that people actually think that kids will
just figure stuff out on their own..Figure What Out? What Stuff
are you talking about?
"Everything that we do in this world has
an opportunity to teach and learn something, don't waste the
A lot of things that we learn are
by chance, randomly and spontaneously. But you have to
in order to learn.
To judge education success by
reading and math scores is not just inadequate but incredibly
moronic. Reading and math is just 10% of the actual education
that every human needs. It’s like a car manufacturer selling you
a car without an engine or a gas tank and telling you “Hey at
least the car still rolls”. No engine to power it and no tank to
add fuel. That’s not education, that’s a scam.
When someone asks
"What's wrong with education?" They have already answered the
question and given a good example at the same time. "The Education
Revolution has begun, the war on ignorance must be won"
teachers are on the frontline in this war,
teachers are our most important soldiers,
but if teachers do not become part of the solution they will
then be part of the problem.
What is the
The Perfect Education
Emile, or On Education
Our educational standards are incredibly inadequate
and are an injustice to our children's future. Since most
people, parents and teachers, are unaware of what academic
studies that we need to expand on, and how they should be
formulated for each age group, then it is safe to say that we
will all learn this together. Everyone needs life skills and an
education that provides the necessary knowledge that we use in
everyday life. The best way to improve our world is to improve
our pedagogic practices.
The rapidly evolving information landscape means that education
methods and practices must evolve and adapt accordingly.
The more teaching methods, teaching styles
and teaching techniques that a teacher is familiar with and
understands, the more valuable that teacher will be it the
classroom. And it’s not just knowing about the many ways of
teaching but more importantly showing students the many ways of
“An educated person is someone who knows how to
learn and continually learns”.
What's the point of having
standards for a dysfunctional and inadequate education?
That's like having standards for child abuse. It's wrong to
begin with. It's like someone with serious brain damage trying
to perform surgery on your brain. How can you ever create good
teachers using the same information and knowledge that creates
ignorance? First you have to define what is the
best information and knowledge
that is needed and then teach it.
should only be comprised of
methods, styles and guidelines
To judge education success by reading and math
scores is not just inadequate but incredibly moronic. Reading
and math is just 10% of the actual education that ever human
needs. It’s like a car manufacturer selling you a car without an
engine or a gas tank and telling you “Hey at least the car still
rolls”. No engine to power it and no tank to add fuel. That’s
not education, that’s a scam.
Lunatics are Running the Asylum
Just because your school has closed or your
teachers are incompetent does not mean that your chances of a
good education are gone. It just means that you were looking in
the wrong place. 80% of your education is here on the Internet.
Even if you go to a good school or have a so-called “good
teacher”, 80% of your education is still here on the Internet.
Basic Knowledge 101
We spend billions of dollars
on education and a lot of that money is being wasted,
but waste does not mean cuts,
it means that there has to be improvements.
"Education cost money, but ignorance costs more."
774 million people in the
world are illiterate and two thirds are women.
Low health literacy cost the U.S. 238 billion per year.
About 30 million people, 14 percent of the US population 16 and
older, have trouble with basic reading and writing.
18 million adults don’t read well enough to earn a living wage.
63% of prison inmates can’t read.
Our defective education system as it stands is creating children
with learning disabilities
, but still it's better then nothing
because luckily some students do make it through and achieve on
their own. And now to make this situation even worse some
leaders are cutting education budgets.
This is like seeing people starving to death and then deciding
to produce less food. 36,000 teachers could lose their jobs in
California, 20,000 in Illinois, 16,600 in New York. And not only
cutting teachers, but cutting programs, cutting school hours,
enlarging classes, closing schools and all to save money.
Ignorant people making ignorant choices, another reason why
education improvements are extremely important. The same leaders
who failed to make the necessary educational improvements are
now just cutting services that they promised to protect.
Ignorant people make horrible leaders. "Improving education will
improve our next generation of leaders which in turn will
improve our world"
War on Ignorance
Say No To
Reading & Literacy Books & Websites
Curriculum Strategies & Ideas
Too much School work
is another reason
why education needs a complete overhaul. Learning isn't
stressful, what's stressful is a dysfunctional,
incoherent education system that overloads kids with schoolwork
which is abusive and ignorant because it doesn't even produce
intelligent people, it only produces mindless slaves who don't
even have enough knowledge and information to correctly analyze
themselves or the world around them, thus it ends up causing
more problems then it solves.
So the parents and the kids are just victims. They believe that
taking on more school work or taking advanced placement courses
will improve their lives, but all it does is lead them into a
hole and that traps them in debt, emotionally and literally. You
have to take a strong look at what you're learning and why
you're learning it? What kind of human do you want to be and how
will you benefit the world? Students don't have time to waste
learning things of little value or things they will not use
enough that justifies the time and effort given. You have to
have balance in your life between learning and living. You don't
want to spend all your time
learning if all you end up doing is spend all your time working,
especially if the work you do does not benefit society. If you
experience life you will have no life.
All text books should be
available for digital download for
Laptops or Netbooks
flash drives, so that every student can study when ever they
can. Plus they don't have to worry about carrying all those
books. Plus digital textbooks can be updated easily so learning
can keep pace with progress.
The beginning of the next school year in August 2010, math and science
students in Ca. high schools will have access to online texts
that have passed an academic standards review.
I love the
One Laptop Per
program but I want to
take it to the next level with another
for the advanced student or as a
teaching tool for an educator.
What is the True Purpose of Education?
Public education, contemporary
education or formal education, with its traditional curriculum
should provide you enough information to get you a job, but
that's pretty much it, and that's if you're lucky. Though
skills are essential, we know that there is much more to life
then just our work. Our National Academic Standards desperately needs to be
reevaluated. What you teach, How you teach it, When you teach it, Where you
teach it, and Why you teach it, all these questions need
needs to be defined and understood if you
want teaching to be effective.
are elements of declarative, procedural, schematic,
and strategic knowledge that, as a body, define the specific content of an
educational program. Standards are usually composed of statements that
express what a student knows, can do, or is
capable of performing
at a certain point in their learning
progression (often designated by "grade" or its equivalent).
Intended Learning Outcomes
Educational Aims and Objectives
relates to gaining an
ability, a skill, some knowledge, a new attitude etc.
Learning or Classroom Learning?
"Education that Works"
- "Real World Training"
- "The Best Defense is Common Sense"
These are the current
Basic Knowledge 101
: The Purpose is to
people for the challenges of life. Give people enough skills,
knowledge and information to pursue any career, any job, or any
dream, or any form of
such as an
Doctor of Philosophy
As you're teaching students to be proficient
, you also teach students to have a good
understanding of the skills and techniques that are needed for
, so that students become
Self Directed Learners
who are Proficient in
. Educate students to have a good understanding of the processing abilities of the
Educate students so that they have a good understanding of the worlds
students to have a good understanding of
. Educate students so that they have
the necessary skills and knowledge to create an
of oneself, and
of ones surroundings. And not only what is
by you, but also what is perceived by others.
Educate students so that they have the necessary
that is acquired from all the
. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, for
, and the benefits are limitless.
Simultaneous Subject Teaching
Stages of Learning
"Save People Time
, and Maximize their
involves real contexts and authentic
learning and personal development as a whole of life
combines education with
Learning by Doing
"Changing the existing system from one focused on inputs
to one focused on outputs"
What is 21st Century Education
21st Century Skills Standards
Purpose - Utility
Education needs to go way beyond
the Lessons of Life, or
General Educational Development
, or a
Exploratory Studies, or
. So being
in your education needs
will definitely have negative effects. Information and knowledge is our
best defense. And knowing how to use that information and knowledge
correctly would be our best offence.
learn the right things at the right
time you will see more possibilities and you
will have more potential.
By the time a student enters high
school they should not only be ready
for college, they should also be ready to
A student should not
only learn how to save time, but
they should also learn how to make
Laptops Filled with Educational
The purpose of education should
be about teaching kids how to be
Logical and Sensible
. To be
knowledgeable and have the ability to read, write and
To be able to count
so that they can calculate and predict the future outcomes.
To be aware of
. To be aware of other people.
To be aware of their
world and their environment
To be Healthy and Strong
. To be
unafraid, but still cautious and careful. To be Honest and
To be compassionate
and Understanding and to help
people in need. To
stand up for what is right
To question things
validity and reasoning.
To never seek revenge
but to seek
justice and reform. To be patient and
to have self-control
be emotionally stable,
happy and grateful
have a good sense
To be creative
and open minded.
To be adventurous
. And most importantly
to be good at solving problems
Because our world has created a lot of problems that desperately
need solving. And if we don't educate our children to be problem
solvers then thousands of people will continue to suffer and die
everyday from things that can be avoided, and this will continue
for as long as our species survives.
I Pledge Allegiance to Learning
, for Knowledge is the greatest gift and our greatest
need to know how to
, you need to
what you are reading, and you have to know
what to read, as well as,
know what not to read
? You need to know how to
. You need to know how to
. This includes having a very strong
and a full
You have know how to be a
and be good at
Analyzing all types of Information
You have to know when it's necessary to seek out more
information, and know when to
ask for help
Good Sources to find Answers
have to be good at
. You have to be good at
planning and decision making. You have to know sufficient
and know when to use it. You have to be able to calculate
important factors in problem solving.
have to understand
and how it's used to explain things
in our world and how we use science to predict future outcomes
so that we can make better decisions and react accordingly to
Laws of Nature
You have to have a good understanding of the
capabilities, understand your needs, as well as
have to understand
, as well as,
have to be good at
. You also
need to be effective and
efficient when using tools no matter what tools you are using,
You have to understand
and how we use creativity to
express our own personal perceptions, so that we can learn from
each others experiences and inspire new ideas.Ninth:
have to understand the
. You should know how to build a
both a temporary shelter and a permanent shelter.
You have to know how to
. You have
to know how to
and use energy efficiently.
And all these skills have to be sustainable and safe so that you
don't harm yourself or the environment that sustains your life
and other life forms around you.Tenth:
have to learn how important it is to
. You have to
keep updating what you know about yourself and the world around
you. This way you will be better prepared for a world that goes
through many changes with many challenges.
National Curriculum England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Principal aims and purposes
There are two principal aims and four main purposes set out in the National
Curriculum documentation:Aim 1:
school curriculum should aim to provide opportunities for all pupils to
learn and to achieve.
The school curriculum should develop enjoyment
of, and commitment to, learning as a means of encouraging and stimulating
the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils. It
should build on pupils' strengths, interests and experiences and develop
their confidence in their capacity to learn and work independently and
collaboratively. It should equip them with the essential learning skills
of literacy, numeracy, and information and communication technology, and
promote an enquiring mind and capacity to think rationally. The school
curriculum should contribute to the development of pupils' sense of
knowledge and understanding of the spiritual, moral,
social and cultural heritages of Britain's diverse society and of the
local, national, European, Commonwealth and global dimensions of their
lives. It should encourage pupils to appreciate human aspirations and
achievements in aesthetic, scientific, technological and social fields,
and prompt a personal response to a range of experiences and ideas. By
providing rich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire, develop and
apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills, the curriculum
should enable pupils to think creatively and critically, to solve problems
and to make a difference for the better. It should give them the
opportunity to become creative, innovative, enterprising and capable of
leadership to equip them for their future lives as workers and citizens.
It should also develop their physical skills and encourage them to
recognise the importance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and keeping
themselves and others safe.Aim 2:
The school curriculum will aim to promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social
and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities,
responsibilities and experiences of life. The school curriculum should
promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, in
particular, develop principles for distinguishing between right and wrong.
It should develop their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their
own and different beliefs and cultures, and how these influence
individuals and societies. The school curriculum should pass on enduring
values, develop pupils' integrity and autonomy and help them to be
responsible and caring citizens capable of contributing to the development
of a just society. It should promote equal opportunities and enable pupils
to challenge discrimination and stereotyping. It should develop their
awareness and understanding of, and respect for, the environments in which
they live, and secure their commitment to sustainable development at a
personal, local, national and global level. It should also equip pupils as
consumers to make informed judgements and independent decisions
understand their responsibilities and rights. The school curriculum should
promote pupils' self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and help them to form
and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for
themselves and for
others, at home, school, work and in the community.
It should develop their ability to relate to others and work for the
common good. It should enable pupils to respond positively to
opportunities, challenges and responsibilities, to manage risk and to cope
with change and adversity. It should prepare pupils for the next steps in
their education, training and employment and equip them to make informed
choices at school and throughout their lives, enabling them to appreciate
the relevance of their achievements to life and society outside school,
including leisure, community engagement and employment.
To establish an entitlement.
Purpose 2: To establish standards.
Purpose 3: To promote continuity and coherence.
Purpose 4: To promote
is a person whose expertise spans a significant
number of different subject areas; such a person is known to draw on
complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.
is the ability of a person to excel in two
or more different fields.
is citizenry able to speak and write with eloquence and clarity and thus
capable of engaging in the civic life of their communities and persuading
others to virtuous and prudent actions.
is the educational level following the
completion of a school providing a secondary education. Includes
universities as well as institutions that teach specific capacities of
higher learning such as colleges, technical training institutes, community
colleges, nursing schools, research laboratories, centers of excellence,
and distance learning centers. Higher education is taken to include
undergraduate and postgraduate education, while vocational education and
training beyond secondary education is known as further education in the
United Kingdom, or continuing education in the United States.
is an optional final stage of formal learning that occurs after secondary
education. But Higher Education is not the final stage, the fact is there
is no final stage of learning.
1) Provide every student
with the most valuable knowledge and information that the world
has to offer.
2) Show every student the most effective and efficient ways to
learn new skills, and how to acquire more knowledge and more
3) Show every student the most effective and efficient ways on
how to use knowledge and information.
4) Get out of the way, because students have a lot of problems
they need to solve.
So you are either working with students to solve problems, or,
you're making sure that you're not impeding their learning and
their progress in any way. And if you have knowledge and
information that you know will benefit students, then please,
feel free to share your knowledge and information, students will
greatly appreciated all the help and support they receive.
The Current Curriculum that will teach all the above and
a lot more
(all these subjects are
as well as
"The objective of education is to prepare the young to
educate themselves throughout their lives." (Robert
"We need to prepare our young adults to be positive contributors to
society, as well as active members of society."
What Knowledge Is of Most Worth? Defining Valuable Knowledge for
In July 1859, the British philosopher Herbert Spencer published an essay
titled "What Knowledge Is of Most Worth?" in the Westminster
Review. In this essay, Spencer set out to "determine the
relative value of knowledge" so as to determine "the great thing
which education has to teach" (1911). We are in the midst of
another revolution that at least rivals the Industrial
This revolution, as already discussed, is significantly changing
our society and thus the value of knowledge and talents. We must
then ask the same question: What should schools teach in order
to prepare our children for the global and digital economy?
English, reading or language arts, world languages, arts,
mathematics, economics, science, geography, history, government
and civics) and 21st Century Themes (global awareness;
financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy;
civic literacy; health literacy)
Learning and Innovation Skills (creativity and innovation
skills, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills,
communication and collaboration skills)
Information, Media, and Technology Skills (information literacy,
media literacy, ICT [information and communication technology]
Life and Career Skills (flexibility and adaptability, initiative
and self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills,
productivity and accountability, leadership and responsibility)
Digital-Age Literacy (basic scientific, economic, and
technological literacies; visual and information literacies;
multicultural literacy and global awareness)
Inventive Thinking (adaptability/managing complexity;
self-direction, curiosity, creativity, and risk taking;
higher-order thinking and sound reasoning)
Effective Communication (teaming, collaboration, and
interpersonal skills; personal, social, and civic
responsibility; interactive communication)
High Productivity & Quality, State-of-the-Art Results (ability
to prioritize, plan, and manage for results; effective use of
real-world tools; the ability to create relevant, high-quality
products) (Lemke et al., 2003, p. 9)
The Eight Key Competences are the
Communication in the mother tongue.
Communication in foreign languages.
Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and
Learning to learn.
Social and civic competences.
Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship.
Cultural awareness and expression.
Quality Education and the Key Role of Teachers
Quality in Education
Quality Education in Juvenile Justice Secure Care Settings
We need to give kids the
facts, the necessary skills, and give them our most valuable
information and knowledge that they need, and then get out of the
way so they can fix the problems that we created. If we don't do
this kids will just end up being part of the problem just like
so many others. Kids are intelligent, if you give them the right
tools they can fix anything. As soon as kids understand and
figure out what work needs to be done, they will do it gladly.
Because it will not just benefit themselves but it will also
benefit future generations as well. They will create their own
jobs, jobs that
make a difference
We must remember that
intelligence is not enough
. Intelligence plus
the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not
only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to
concentrate. The broad education will, therefore, transmit to
one not only the accumulated knowledge of the race but also the
If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of
with immoral acts. Be careful, "brethren!" Be careful, teachers!
The most important thing
about teaching is saving the students time
from having to make
the same mistakes as earlier generations have made, or from
wasting time by not learning the right things at the right time.
You want the students to be more intelligent then pervious
generations. Since all life forms advance and evolve from
learning, that means that humans can also advance and evolve
from learning, as we have, but not at the rate or the quality
that we have come to know. Teaching should be more like "Here's
what we have learned so far and here are the mistakes that we
have made." We must do everything in our power to prepare our
young for life.
People shouldn't have to
live entire life in order to learn from a lifetime of mistakes,
especially when they can easily learn about these mistakes in
school when they're young, where a lifetime of mistakes turns
into a lifetime of opportunities.
Most people don't fully
understand that they have incredible abilities. They have the
potential to accomplish almost anything they put their mind to,
and all we need to do is teach people how to learn more about
their abilities and how to use them effectively. "We are aware of human
potential and the powers of the human brain. Inadequate
education is not the fault of the teachers but the fault of the
curriculum. Excellent curriculum creates excellent teachers,
which in turn creates excellent students."
We want to educate children
so they don't grow up to make the same mistakes that we're
making now...so there's your problem, you can't teach children
how to avoid mistakes that you're making
until you realize that
you're making mistakes
, and when you correctly define these
mistakes, you then have to solve the problem that will keep you
from repeating these mistakes, and the show and explain to
everyone how you did it...And that's how a lesson is born.
Though humans have been on
earth for thousands of years, we are just beginning to
understand. And just in the last 100 years we have learned more
then we have learned in the past 10,000 years. So all children
should be taught that we as a species are just beginning to be
aware of how many problems we have created. And that they have
the power to create a better world, that's if we start to
educate all children fully and completely...
purpose of education is to make ignorance nearly impossible so that
will be so few,
that even if
we do make some mistakes, we will simply see our mistakes as
just a freak accident, a temporary glitch or a simple error in
judgment. So we end up
either laughing at our stupid actions, or we just end up solving this problem and learning
from it. Pure Logic."
The true aim of education should be more about Implanting a Will
and Facility for Learning,
.The True Purpose of Education:
Teach Students to become
and how to possess
To Teach Students how to formulate ideas and information into
To Teach Students how to learn from
and how to learn from mistakes and
Learning from our good and bad experiences so that we can make
better choices and better decisions.
To Teach Students how to see the future and understand the
importance of being prepared and the
awareness that science has given us.
What it means to be Successful
To Teach Students how to use machines effectively and
responsibly as well as teaching students how to survive
and still retain the
necessary knowledge and skills to live.
To Teach Students to be analytical thinkers who are not
constrained and who are instead encouraged to explore and
Learning Methods and Styles
To Teach Students how to
, to be
aware of their potential, to be aware of their abilities and
the same time to be aware of their vulnerabilities.
To Teach Students to have a clear understanding of logic and why
common sense is so important.
To Teach Students to be conscious,
How to Focus
, to live with
purpose, to have pride and to never stop learning.
Develop reasoning about perennial questions,
Master the Methods of Scientific Inquiry
cultivate the intellect, create positive change agents, develop
spirituality, and model a democratic society.
Basic Knowledge 101
We have to teach students
how to develop
. How to develop
conceptual thinking, abstract conceptualizing, and analytical
reasoning. How to Develop the ability to approach problems and
situations logically instead of reacting to problems and
situations illogically. How to develop mental-thinking-cognitive
skills. How to develop the ability to seek solutions to problems
instead of just complaining about problems. How to develop
intellectual curiosity. How to seek truth, to effect change. How
to gain moral and character development. How to attain
intellectual, physical and spiritual or emotional progress. How
to empower people to seek a more just world. How to develop the
ability to observe and analyze situations, compare results,
anticipate consequences, and make decisions based upon firm
commitment to goals, ideals and ethics. How to develop
processes for selecting the best and
rejecting the worst elements contained in the various value
systems. How to provide
students with the intellectual resources that enable them to
make informed and responsible judgments about difficult matters
of moral importance. How to create thinkers who are
positive influences on society instead of creating unconscious
materialistic consumers who are unaware of their true
impact and unaware of their true potential.
All students should ask their teachers what they think is the
true purpose education so that all definitions can be examined
Before you start learning something new, ask these questions…Why
are you learning this? How will this knowledge be used? When
will this knowledge be most likely used? How will this knowledge
be stored in your psyche?
It is the responsibility of the teacher to inform students the
objective of the lesson.
We have to teach
more then the traditional disciplines such as literature,
history, science and mathematics. We need more Purpose-Guided
Education, Inquiry-Based Learning, Contemplative Education and
provide Learning Contracts and Personalized Student Learning Plans while
at the same time avoiding curriculum overload.
The process approach to education is requiring new forms of
student assessment. Students demonstrate their skills, assess
their own learning, and evaluate the processes by which this
learning has been achieved by preparing portfolios, learning and
research logs, and using procedures.
"Schools are not preparing kids. So schools will be responsible for all
the mistakes that students make and all the
they will fail to take, so basically most every
school has blood on their hands."
"On this Learning Adventure
I'm not saying follow me, I'm saying Observe and Learn as Much as you Can, so that I may
This video shows just how ignorant some Administrators and Unions can be.
would be a great idea. We should also abolish union
rules that protect unqualified, ineffective and corrupt teachers
and administrators. We need to improve ineffective schools by
firing unqualified, ineffective administrators and teachers that
fail to educate students. There are schools and teachers who are
producing better education results with less money then the
schools who are receiving a lot more money then they deserve
So this is not just about money it's more about quality and
effectiveness. Another film to see is
Waiting for Superman
which also shows how horrible our education system is.
Idiot – Green Day
(Youtube) Shows how uneducated some kids
I would never say that a
is worthless. I would
say that some knowledge is worth more then other knowledge. So
choosing the right knowledge at the right time is critical. If
choosing to learn a specialized skill you should understand that
you will be investing a lot of time. And it just can't be about
, so what is your
Do you have
What it Takes
. Everyone needs
Knowledge and Information
not everyone needs the same specialized skills or the same
not just about what you want, but also, what the world needs. Do
Teachers unions are criminals.
The only thing they should be negotiating is what’s best for
children’s education, period. You shouldn't haggle with
children's future. What are you trying to say to kids, that when
you grow up you become a selfish greedy scumbag? You’re wrong on
so many levels that it’s totally disgusting, disgraceful and
pitiful. Your ignorance is so ignorant that you don’t even know
how ignorant you are. Your leader acts like she's a
and at the same time she’s making teachers look
like a bunch of
. I’m all for workers rights, I will even fight
for workers rights, but not at the expense of children. You
cannot justify treating children this way. Education is the most
important thing we have. I'm sorry for these horrible and
demeaning words. Being cruel and name calling is not me. It's
embarrassing and childish. But I'm really disappointed in adults
who claim they care about students. A poor
education does so much damage in so many ways, you cannot put a
price tag on life. And I know that teachers unions are not the
only ones to blame. There's problems with all areas of society
when it comes to
this issue. But the teachers union has the power to make a big
difference. Please don't be greedy and please don't make unfair
demands. American needs you to do what's right. Please do the
Be the hero. Be a great example. Be the change that we
I'm not being critical of teachers, just
critical of the teaching process.
You can't blame the teachers, that's like
blaming the soldier for killing, which makes no sense. Of course
we need people to follow orders, but more importantly we also
need people to question why? We need to follow orders, but not
blindly follow the same orders over and over, especially when
you know the outcome is bad and not beneficial. That is to close
to being like a suicide bomber, from the outside it looks like
murder, because it is, but from the inside, reality has been
warped and manipulated, this is what we need to stop. We need to
start improving education and our media outlets so that every
student and citizen is fully informed about their lives and the
choices they have. I see a fantastic future, but I also see a
long transition. But humans are amazing, so I know eventually
humans will overcome their struggles, and rid the world of
costly mistakes, and create a world full of hope and prosperity.
I know that improving education will take a lot of work, but
luckily it's the kind of work that I love doing, so I am content
in knowing that I will spend the rest of my life working on ways
to improve education, and ways to improve the quality of life
for everyone on the planet, Just like millions have done before
me, and just like the quadrillions of people that will live
after me. This is human nature, to live in harmony, to live in
peace, to live.
12 years of school is enough time to include a
. If not then you are failing and definitely
not teaching correctly or effectively. The first 16 years of
every Child's life are the most critical and the most important
years in their education.
By the time a child is 5 years old
they should have enough education to be prepare for the next
level of education. If a child starts school at the age of 5,
that's 6 hours a day, 5 days a week with 2 months off in the
summer till the age of 16.
Teachers of course will not have 2
months off for they will still be in school learning to perfect
teaching methods and teaching strategies along with every
administrator and politician who will finally have to earn their
money. And just because kids will have summers and weekends off
does not mean they will not be educating themselves. For that
will be one of the things they will learn in school. Homework
will not be about making up time for teaching failures it will
be about children finally learning how important it is to
educate themselves instead of expecting someone else to do it
for them. Lets do the Math, 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 40
weeks a year, for 12 years = 14,400 hours. If you can't graduate
students with a college education in 14,400 hours of school then
you are not just a failure but you are completely blind and
incompetent. And this is not just about the teachers but more
about the administrators and politicians who force teachers to
be morons. Teachers have to work together as a team and know
exactly what the other teacher is doing. One good hour or having
only one good teacher in a school will not be productive. I
apologize again for the name calling. I'm not trying to be mean
or disrespectful. I'm just trying to get your attention.
Even though these films below
fall way short of actually addressing the real problems with
education they are still extremely important in informing people
that there are very serious problems with the way we educated
for Education Choice
can help us simplify a decision, but we still have to explain
the causes and effects, and the reasons. Sometimes incentives
are good for people who don't have the ability to
. And sometimes incentives are good for
people who lack knowledge, so they can depend on other people to
tell them what to do. And sometimes people don't need any
incentives at all, some people just need the reasons why, and if
the reasons why are good reasons, then that's incentive enough
to do it. There are many reasons why we do things. So incentives
need to be explained in more detail. We must not confuse
incentives for reasons. Incentives can never be just about the
money, because we know that money is not an accurate
measurement of value
, or reality. People shouldn't depend on
money for motivation. Many people do things without the
motivation of money, and they are usually the happiest people,
and the most correct. Some people do things because they enjoy
doing them. Some people do things for love. Some people do
things for the benefit of others. Some people do things because
there are many benefits, so the work they do is valuable. Some
people do things because they want to make other people smile.
Some people do things because it will benefit their health. Some
people do things because they have calculated and measured their
actions, and they have figured that these particular actions
will produce the most favorable outcome that is currently
obtainable, so the results speak for themselves, and there's the
incentive. Incentives should always be about increasing the
chances of future prosperity, both near future, and far into the
"Incentives! We don't need
, we just need the reasons, all the reasons.
And don't leave anything important out either. We need all the facts."
I'm not saying that I wouldn't except
good teachers and good schools, but....Rewarding good teachers or good schools is simply ignorant.
If you want to improve education you should use the money to
improve education curriculum so that it would create greater
quality teachers. Incentives
are ignorant and very insulting. You just can't throw money at
problems. If you are a good teacher then you don't need
incentives or rewards. It's like giving people money for not
smoking instead of using the money to teach people about the
dangers of smoking. You don't use money to reward people for not
being morons you use money to stop people from becoming
Just remember that if you are only teaching 10% of what is
needed in education then you should be fully aware of what you
are paying for. Having better test results from an inadequate
and an incompetent education is still a failure. Paying more
does not necessarily mean that you are actually getting more.
Giving people incentives to be better at teaching ignorance will
only create more ignorant people.
say Incentivizing is Bad
TROM - 2.4
The Equity Project
The Teacher Salary Project
Using Money to Measure Value
“Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.” (Bob Talbert)
"Great teachers don't matter if they're not teaching the necessary information and
knowledge that helps create intelligent students. And
besides, you will never have enough great teachers in the first
place if you never have an effective curriculum that creates
great teachers, or intelligent people."
"A bad education is like a stray bullet, everyone becomes a possible victim."
Incentives should not be
about money, incentives should be about increased potential and
abilities. Money is corrupted, so to use money as an incentive
for teaching is to say that you are ignorant and that all you
are teaching is more ignorance .
If healthy food was the
least expensive food in the store then poor people would buy
more of this healthy food and thus become healthier. But it's
the opposite, unhealthy food is cheaper in the stores, thus poor
people have more health problems because of it, and end up
paying more in the end by way of increased health costs, lost
productivity and lost potential. So if you are going to use
money as an incentive you better do it the right way, or you
will end up causing more harm then good. But this of course is
not saying that having money is better because we all know that
money does not equal intelligence. Because a lot of people with
money buy bad foods that end up destroying their health so
gradually that they never expect poor health until it's too
Paying people to do the right thing is not as effective as
teaching people what the right thing is, and why the right thing
is so important. Because people who have money are just as
ignorant as the people who don't have money. You want to use
money to make people more intelligent, you don't want to use
money to make people more dependent or more ignorant.
Books about Education Reform
Books on Improving Teaching
Online Education Websites
Law and Education
"If you never
improve education quality and quantity you will never improve."
"The Nation that
becomes the most educated nation, by
, will be the most powerful nation on earth. But
not the kind of power that seeks control, or the power that
seeks to conquer, it will be the power of potential, the power
of freedom, and the power to live a more happier and more
prosperous life. True Power"
"What good is knowledge or wisdom if you never use it?
What good is knowledge or wisdom if you never share it?"
Just because I had a bad experience in
schools does not mean that I condemn the whole process of
teaching. I am just one experience with one opinion. And I have
always encourage people to get several opinions. Other people
have had different experiences with schools, and some people
have had very similar experiences to mine."
When they ask for the research that
proves that BK101
is a higher quality education, I just say this,
the research for your education the way it is now says this,
your education is so inadequate that things are extremely bad
for 100's of millions of people. Murder, crime, corruption,
suffering, destruction, homelessness, starvation, your education is in a sense some kind
of a poison, and BK101 is the
, if not, it will surly be one of the greatest
that you have ever seen. The bottom line is, people
want to learn, and if your not helping, you're hurting, so you
either get out of the way, or help us teach this world into a
better future for everyone. You can't stop people from knowing,
God wants us to know, that is why God gave us a brain, use it or
lose it. So, Put up or shut up. Show your proof, show your
justification. The evidence that a high quality education is
very beneficial is all around us, so it's not like we have no
evidence. And we know what a poor education does, so let's get
is a solution for all problems. Hypothetical remedy for all ills or
I can teach how to use a hammer. But just
knowing how to use a hammer will not help you understand yourself or the
world around you. You just can't give people hammers, as everyone can
clearly see today. Some hammers are used to build while
are used to kill. We obviously understand the importance of education, but
know one fully understands what education should be, or how effective it
Going to school may be better then
nothing, but the research says maybe not.
When someone asks "How do you know?" I answer, "How can I not
Know?" I don't know everything, but that's the plan, which is to
know everything. The goal is intelligence, and when problems
happen, we solve them. We should always have goals and we should
always make plans, but we should have goals and plans that we
can share together, I like these 5...
To Know Everything, To Become Intelligent, To Solve Every
Problem, To Live Well, To Love.
BK101 is not making outrageous claims
like other schools, we have the enough knowledge and
information that proves that we can develop every student to be
intelligent, and those intelligent people will help reconfirm
what human intelligence is, and what human intelligence is not.
Like a type of positive feed back loop
, the person
continually learns throughout their life.
If a school makes a claim that they are preparing your child for
life, they are lying. Ask them, where in the curriculum does
this knowledge exist? And, how is the understanding of this
knowledge measured? Because being prepared for life is not a
process that is clearly defined, so there is no proof? So, Put
up or shut up. Schools mostly make this false claim to take your
And if a school claims that your child will do better on
standardized tests, then they are selling you more snake oil.
Standardized tests are an insult to intelligence. Standardized
tests mostly measure conformity, and not intelligence.
Schools like to show famous people who graduated from their
school, but none of those famous people are hero's. The true
impact that famous people had on life is not measured by pros
and cons, and it is not measured by all the cause and effects
that came from their life. Their life is mostly a measurement of
popularity or money, two things that have no value on their own,
and to compare yourself to things that are not valuable, does
not make you more valuable. Did those particular famous people
create a positive difference in life and really improve life in
the way that they claim? How much learning did these famous
people do outside of their school? Because no one school teaches
everything a student needs to learn. And on top of that, no
famous person, or anyone, makes it on their own. So a
is the combination of several people, like parents,
friends, teachers, and even all the people they have come in
contact with. and everyone one else who wrote in a book that
they read, or has been in a movie that they have seen. The
majority of knowledge a person has, comes from other people, we
create very little knowledge on our own. But that very little
knowledge quickly adds up when we combine it with the entire
history of human knowledge .
Schools have to stop lying to people, and to themselves. We have
to start acting like responsible adults. If we really want to
prepared our children for life, then lets do it, and not pretend
to do it. Under educating students hurts everyone, and
everything. And that proof can be seen everywhere on this
planet. Ignorance has infected almost every inch of this earth.
We can no longer afford to stay on this path.
Students of BK101 will do more then just do great on inadequate
standardized tests, BK101 students will improve tests and make
them more effective. Students of BK101 will be more then just be
prepared for life, BK101 students will improve life and actually
define what being prepared for life is really about. BK101
students will also learn how to recognize and analyze all
information, including propaganda, especially knowing that
propaganda can come from within
as well as
from outside ourselves
. BK101 students will not be
, BK101 students will be fully educated in the
skills involved with being able to work together as civilized
people. BK101 students will be free thinkers, able to solve any
problem. BK101 students will not be discourage by the struggles
of life, they will instead see our struggles as opportunities
for improvements. BK101 students will improve life, BK101
students will not just sit around and watch the world die, they
will create a better future instead of just waiting for one, or
dreaming about one.
BK101 is not in the business of creating more conformists. We
are not creating people who are unaware of the true nature of
the problems that are plaguing this world. We are not creating
people who just end up being accessories to the criminal
elements that murder millions of innocent people every year.
"There's too much emphasis on
compliance, and not enough on engagement."
We are in the business of creating the most intelligent humans
that this world has ever seen. People who actively participate
in improving the world, repairing the damage that has been done
and stopping the damage being done now and in the future.
We know for a fact that learning exists
because people are learning every day. But most people don't
understand the process of learning or the power of learning,
this we need to improve. I am a learner, yes, I can be an
a*shole at times, and yes, I can be stupid at times, but I am a
learner. So no matter how slow or how painful the process of
learning can be, I still learn. Thank you God!
Graduating high school and going to college is not success,
unless those accomplishments are stepping stones to a higher
calling. One where the person engages the world and seeks out
improvements, instead of just taking from the world and stealing
from future generations just to pursue your own selfish
lifestyle, one that does more harm then good.
Yes I'm am a high school drop out
but dropping out does not mean that you stopped your education,
or does it mean that you have given up, or does it mean that you
can't recover and regain the potential that was temporally
Famous people who dropped out but never
Albert Einstein dropped out of high school at age 15. Deciding
to continue his education a year later, Einstein took the
entrance exam to the prestigious Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology, but failed. He returned to high school, got his
diploma, and then passed the university's entrance exam on his
Harry Houdini, Ehrich Weiss dropped out of school at age 12,
working several jobs, including locksmith's apprentice
Andrew Jackson......7th U.S. President dropped out
Abraham Lincoln left school at 12 to help his family farm
Thomas Edison dropped out after only three months of formal
education and was home schooled.
Benjamin Franklin He spent two years at the Boston Latin School
before dropping out at age ten and going to work for his father.
Walt Disney dropped out of high school at 16
David Karp (Tumblr) dropped out of high school at 14
Princess Diana dropped out of school at 16.
Robert De Niro
Al Pacino dropped out of his New York high school to pursue
Jim Carrey dropped out of high school at just 16
Aretha Franklin dropped out at 15
Quentin Tarantino dropped out at 15
Robert Downey Jr.
Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard
Mark Zuckerberg left Harvard to start Facebook
Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College to become the father of
all things Apple
Oprah dropped out of Tennessee State University
F. Scott Fitzgerald left Princeton University because of poor
John Lennon was expelled from Liverpool College, so he joined a
Not even Wikipedia can accurately explain what Education
Todays Education is
, with little
Education Sayings from Famous People