Education Reform - Dumbed Down Education

Improving education is extremely important. But because our current education system is so inadequate, very few people can understand the improvements that are needed to education. Most everyone knows the importance of a good education, but no one knows exactly what a good education is, or what a good education is supposed to be, or, understands the purpose of a good education. In 1983, a report from the National Commission on Excellence in Education declared that American education standards were eroding, and that young people in the United States were not learning enough.

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Students don't feel good about schoolSchools don't teach you everything that you need to know. And schools will not teach you or tell you what knowledge and information is missing from your education. When you tell people that education is inadequate, people can't believe it. This is because you can't understand something that you have no knowledge of. But this doesn't stop people from pretending to understand, or stop people from denying that there is problems with education, which actually proves the problems exist. When people don't believe there's problems with education, they will never solve the problems with education. This is why these problems have persisted for so long. The Education System is a type of assimilation program, where the teachers and students are both unaware because it's not on the test or part of the curriculum.

"Our only true enemy is ignorance, which makes our dumbed down education and our dumbed down media the biggest threats to humans and to our planet."

How are you going to have good teachers when schools are so dumbed down that good teachers can't get educated enough to know what being a good teacher is? How are you going to have good parents when schools are so dumbed down that parents can't get educated enough to know what a good parent is?

Corporations Control the Text Books. In the United States, the largest textbook publishers are Pearson Education, Cengage, McGraw-Hill Education, and Wiley. Together they control 90% of market revenue. Another textbook publisher is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Corporations Control the Media.

Textbooks are not peer reviewed. There is no transparency, no accountability, no oversight and no empirical evidence to support the content in textbooks. And textbooks are not reviewed and deconstructed by an independent third party for verification of effectiveness and quality, or if the the information is factual. Textbooks are not open to public opinion. Textbooks are shaded by politics, ideologies and bias. The content in textbooks is typically memorized, regurgitated and then forgotten. Almost every text book is empty and void of valuable knowledge and information, and this is done by design. There is no reliable guide in producing textbooks except for standards, and these standards are also not peer reviewed. Local agencies or schools choose textbooks with the illusion of choice. Curriculum Committees reviews and recommends courses and programs functioning under policies and procedures set by the academic senate, either through primary advice to or mutual agreement with the board.

Educational Malpractice Lawsuit for Providing Inadequate Education - Educational Negligence - Constitutional Right to Basic Literacy

"Texas does not require schools to be accredited, licensed or approved. But just because a school is accredited, licensed or approved, this does not make a school a good school. Only a high quality curriculum that has a clear purpose can be considered a good school."

Almost every person on the planet knows the importance of a school education, but not every person on the planet knows the importance of self education, and understands that self education is a personal responsibility. You can not transfer your responsibility of self education to any school or to any university. What an individual needs is knowledge and information that gives them a better understanding of themselves and a better understanding of the world around them. In order to be aware of your self education needs, you need to start learning the knowledge and information that is needed to accurately analyze yourself, and then learn the knowledge and information that is needed to understand.

Every Human being that is born has amazing potential. But that potential can never be fully utilized if a human does not have access to a high quality education, or has access to technologies that would help connect a person to valuable knowledge and information. Potential starts with the human mind. Every bit of valuable information that a person can store in their memories, increases their potential. Education is a human right, and a high quality education needs to be a top priority.

Low quality education, low quality food, low quality news, low quality housing and low quality maintenance of the environment, which ends up with low quality physical health outcomes and low quality mental health outcomes for its citizens.

Learning knowledge that has value has many beneficial qualities, such as being more aware of other possibilities. But on the other hand, the more you learn about reality on earth, the more aware you become of the many problems associated with life on earth, and the many social problems and challenges that people face. The more you know, the more you see. It's not that I wish I didn't know, I wish that these problems didn't exist. But they do, and that is the reality. We have the solutions to our problems, but not the intelligence that's needed to focus on solving our problems. If we don't improve education, we will never improve our abilities enough to solve certain problems that plague our society, such as political corruption, greed, violence, poverty, cancer, and disinformation. We spend to much time spreading harmful information and not enough time spreading beneficial information. Psychosis is a severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted. Education needs to define reality in order to prepare people for the problems and the challenges that we currently have.

National Survey: Students’ feelings about high school are mostly negative.

Lost Generations are being produced from a dumbed down education and a dumbed down media.

Fail State is an investigative documentary film on for-profit colleges, student loan debt, and American higher education. This 2017 feature-length documentary film chronicles the public policy decisions and marketing ploys that contributed to the growth of predatory for-profit colleges in the 2000s.

Education System is a Racket - Prison System is a Racket - The War Machine is a Racket - Corporate Monopolies is a Racket - Politics is a Racket - Religion is a Racket - Money is a Racket

The institution of education is controlled and influenced by religious extremists and far right radicals who are purposely dumbing down education. The current education system is like a lobotomy. It's more about breaking connections than it is making connections, there for, you will never connect the dots and see the whole picture.

A Texas schoolteacher shares how hard teaching has become. (reddit video) - Teacher Turnover

Scores in U.S. history and civics for eighth-graders are down across the U.S., according to recent results from the assessment known as the "Nation's Report Card." This year's history scores are the lowest recorded since the assessment began in 1994, and the new data mark the first-ever drop in civics. The history test assesses students in different categories, including democracy, culture, technology and world role of the U.S.. This year, there were declines in all those subject areas. The pandemic is being used as an excuse on student learning. But students were ignorant before the pandemic. The culture war’s impact on public schools was about ignorant adults who were under-educated by the dysfunctional educational system, who now want their children to be even more under-educated then they are.

Study of long-term student engagement challenges 'one great teacher' narrative of education. A positive relationship with a teacher at an early age may help children to feel more engaged with school, but not necessarily in the long term, new research shows. A new study of more than 3,600 young people in Australia shows that their 'school engagement' -- their interest in school and willingness to learn -- fluctuates between ages eight and 15, especially during the transition between primary and secondary education. Relatively few studies have explored how student engagement develops during early adolescence. Some of those which have, however, suggest that in the first years of secondary school, student engagement levels often decline. Mostly because schools don't teach valuable knowledge and skills. Schools teach shit by design. So eventually, students lose interest in learning because they believe that learning is nothing but shit.

Lonely 12 year-olds less likely to gain employment in adulthood. New research has found that there is a direct socioeconomic impact of loneliness in early adolescence. The research found that lonely young adults are more likely to be out of education, employment, or training and consider themselves less employable and lower on the economic ladder than their less lonely peers. NEET is a person who is unemployed and not receiving an education or vocational training.

Explicit socioemotional learning can have a key role in PE lessons, study says. Teachers might be more motivated to help students engage with their emotions and build their resilience when this work is part of lessons, rather than as an add-on intervention, a new study has found. Using socioemotional learning to support children to develop communication skills, handle stress and accept failure works best as part of everyday teaching -- rather than when it is not organically linked to the school life and curriculum.

Doing good in school doesn't make you intelligent, good grades in school only proves that you have the ability to be intelligent. This means that you have to learn how to be intelligent on your own. You have to educate yourself using multiple sources for knowledge and information that can be trusted and verified. Intelligence is your responsibility. BK101 can get you started on the road to intelligence, but it's up to you to do the rest of the work that's needed to be intelligent. BK101 can't make you smart, BK101 can only show you the path. You still have to walk it. When BK101 becomes a working product, BK101 could hold your hand while you take this incredible journey through human consciousness, but until than, you have to take this journey yourself. There is help along the way, but you have to seek help and choose help wisely. You are not alone on this path, but you still have to make decisions on your own.

Below 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 wars, crimes, corruption and environmental destruction will also continue till our own extinction if we don't improve education soon. We have been making a huge and costly mistake with education. 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 they aware of it. It's like we are purposely keeping people in the dark about reality. And we're not helping people to be more 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 available. That's human nature, that's the path of least resistance, that's just being good because being 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 massive meltdown. 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 repurposed and recycled. So as we are building a new and better world, we can set up the necessary infrastructure that makes our world more sustainable and a lot more healthier. 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.

Censorship is Murder - Tracking - Testing Flaws - Education News

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster then society gathers wisdom." Isaac Asimov.

"Parents teach their children to walk and talk and then schools teach them to sit-down and shut up."

American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years since 1998. Math scores have been flat since 2009.

Schools by design make learning feel like a boring task. This is because people in power do not want people to know how valuable learning is and how how rewarding learning is. This is because if people knew this, then people would realize that schools are dysfunctional and ineffective, and people would make improvements to every school. And when schools stop discouraging students from learning, then people would eventually learn that the people in power who are controlling things, are crazy psychopaths who want people to stay ignorant. And when people learn this, humans will experience a great awakening like no other before, and people would eventually solve all of the problems that have been plaguing life to way to long.

I have thousands of memories as a child, but I have no memories of learning anything in school. I remember being in class, I remember the students, I remember my teachers, I remember recess, but I have not one memory of learning something. I learned how to read, I learned how to count, but I have no memory of learning how to read or learning how to count.

Political Corruption has damaging effects on education. Education forms the basis and the fabric in which a society is transformed and different facets of well-being are shaped. Corruption in higher education has been prevalent and calls for immediate intervention. Increased corruption in higher education has led to growing global concern among governments, students and educators and other stakeholders. Those offering services in the higher education institutions are facing pressure that highly threatens the integral value of higher education enterprise. Corruption in higher education has a larger negative influence, it destroys the relation between personal effort and reward anticipation. Moreover, employees and students develop a belief that personal success does not come from hard work and merit but through canvassing with teachers and taking other shortcuts. Academic promotions in the higher education institutions have been disabled by unlimited corruption. Presently, promotion is based on personal connections than professional achievements. This has led to dramatic increase in the number of professors and exhibits their rapid status loss. Utmost the flawed processes in the academic institutions has led to unbaked graduates who are not well fit to the job market. Corruption hinders the international standards of an education system. Additionally, Plagiarism is a form of corruption in academic research, where it affects originality and disables learning. Individual violations are in close relation to the operation ways of a system. Furthermore, the universities may be in relationships and dealings with business and people in government, which majority of them enroll in doctoral studies without the undergraduate program. Consequently, money, power and related influence compromise education standards since they are fueling factors. A Student may finish thesis report within a shorter time upon which compromises the quality of work delivered and questions the threshold of the higher education. Teacher Turnover.

If you dumb down education and dumb down the media, you can create dumb people. And dumb people don't know that they're dumb, so dumb people can be easily manipulated, which has been clearly documented. People need a test that can help them to determine how much ignorance they have. And people also need to have an easy way to educate themselves so they can repair their ignorance and become smart and become aware of their potential.

Dumbing Us Down: Gatto asserts the following regarding what school does to children: It confuses the students. It presents an incoherent ensemble of information that the child needs to memorize to stay in school. Apart from the tests and trials, this programming is similar to the television; it fills almost all the "free" time of children. One sees and hears something, only to forget it again. It teaches them to accept their class affiliation. It makes them indifferent. It makes them emotionally dependent. It makes them intellectually dependent. It teaches them a kind of self-confidence that requires constant confirmation by experts (provisional self-esteem). It makes it clear to them that they cannot hide, because they are always supervised. John Taylor Gatto (wiki) - (December 15, 1935 – October 25, 2018).

Millions of students enroll in college each year across the country and discover that they need to take remedial education courses. Teaching students what they should have learned in high school. Between 40% and 60% of first-year college students in the United States require remedial help in English, math, or both. 56% of African American students and 45% of Latino students enroll in remedial courses in comparison to 35% of white students. Students are spending around $1.3 billion on these classes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are a racket, just like Wars and the media.

Student Enrollment At U.S. Colleges Down 11% Since 2011. Fewer Students Are Going To College. Over the last eight years, college enrollment nationwide has fallen about 11%. Every sector — public state schools, community colleges, for-profits and private, liberal arts schools — has felt the decline, though it has been especially painful for small private colleges, where, in some cases, institutions have been forced to close. States are putting less money into higher education, and that's led to an increased reliance on tuition. As tuition goes up, and grants and scholarships don't keep pace, that's pushed the cost of college down to students and their families. Without state investment, institutions are strapped, and so are American families. New research shows there are about 36 million Americans — mainly adults — who have some college and no degree. We just don't need free college, we also need to acknowledge the fact that the majority of jobs asking for a degree right now don't actually require one to do the job effectively.

Every School and University should have a Warning Sign on it that says, "We do not provide people with all the Knowledge and information that they need, so please educate yourselves to the fullest level possible. We are only here for the people who can't learn own their own. If you want to be educated and intelligent, you will have to learn how to teach yourself, because no one is going to learn for you." Remember that some schools only give you the illusion of learning, which is extremely damaging to people and to society. School Types.

Brookings Papers Angnus Deaton More than 1.5 million U.S. public school students experienced homelessness during the 2017-2018 school year.

If you're injured, and ignorance is an injury, then you want the best medical care that is available, and you want to heal properly, without scars and without any vulnerabilities that would cause you to have more injuries in the future. That is what everyone wants. And that is what the difference is between a receiving a high quality education and receiving a poor quality education. A poor quality education will give you scars and will also make you more vulnerable to injuries. And that is why every student on the planet needs high quality education. Nutrition Benefits.

"If you never learn to educate yourself, you will never be educated, even if you go to schools for your entire life."

Learning needs to be incentivized so that people can fully understand the importance of knowledge. Then people will also need easy and effective ways to Accurately Test Themselves. After that, people will then need all the facts of the world so they can solve all the problems and also make all the necessary improvements that the world needs.

Most teachers are just following orders from school administrators. And school administrators are just following standards. And standards are designed by States and Governments. And States and Governments are controlled by corporations, religious institutions and the wealthy. And corporations, religious institutions and the wealthy are controlled by money.

"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."

One thing is for certain..."We can't solve our problems by using the same kind of thinking that created our problems."

"Todays education is like teaching someone how to swim in a pond and then throwing them into a stormy sea." WTF.

Thomas Jefferson 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. (1816).

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. Suppressing Knowledge.

Dumbing Down is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content in education, literature, and cinema, news, video games and culture. Dumbing-down varies according to subject matter, and usually involves the diminishment of critical thought, by undermining intellectual standards within language and learning; thus trivializing meaningful information, culture, and academic standards, as in the case of popular culture.

We have absolute empirical evidence that Americas schools are inadequate and that schools are not educating students enough. 60 million morons voted for trump in 2016. And a lot of those ignorant morons are still trump supporters. The media also contributes to peoples ignorance. So when we improve education, people will not be so gullible or naive or easily fooled. We have a lot of problems to fix. High School Musical 4 - SNL (youtube, Season 34, 2009) No one sings or dances in college.

"The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality." H. L. Mencken (wiki) -(September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956).

Factory Model Schools are designed to create docile subjects and factory workers, they are in a sense, factories, in which the raw products (children) are to be shaped and fashioned into products to meet the various demands of life. The specifications for manufacturing come from the demands of twentieth-century civilization, and it is the business of the school to build its pupils according to the specifications laid down.

The powerful morons in charge want half conscious autonomous robots who randomly think about things and just does the things that they believe they should be doing, without question and without validity.

Common Knowledge - Saturday Night Live (youtube) - Steve Martin: 10/17/87 - Sketch makes fun of how little they teach students in schools.

The problems with education have been talked about for over 200 years. We 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 we go.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.

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.

Americas education system is like a Chinese Reeducation Camp, which is like Detention for your Mind. Torture does not work. Forced injections don't work. If you truly want to brainwash people, you have to be subtle about it, like America and other countries do. Give people just enough freedom so they don't ask questions.

"All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin." - President John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address in Washington, D.C. January 20, 1961.

Films about Education

Grosse Pointe teacher roasts board of education in intense resignation speech (youtube)

Finland doesn't necessarily have a better education system, because when you compare Finland's Education System to other shitty education systems around the world, Finland's Education System is just less shitty.

Education is a Human Right

Would you want someone you don't know to have the power to modify your DNA without ever telling you why? No, of course not. Then why would you give someone you don't know the power to modify your education without ever telling you why or how it was modified? Knowledge has always been sacred. Life's information should never be ignorantly tampered with or censored. And no one has the right to alter education quality or education quantity.

What would the world look like when everyone is highly educated and intelligent? I would not use the word utopia, because the reality of life requires a lot work, which means that there will never be a jobless person. Intelligent people understand the responsibilities of life. Intelligent people strive to make work and maintenance simple and easy and less problematic. The goal is to be in perfect equilibrium with life and the planet, giving people plenty of free time to explore more and learn more. Forever advancing.

History of Education

Development of Education in America 1600-2000 We have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go...

Prussian Education System refers to the system of education established in Prussia as a result of educational reforms in the late 18th and early 19th century, which has had widespread influence since. The Prussian education system was introduced as a basic concept in the late 18th century and was significantly enhanced after Prussia's defeat in the early stages of the Napoleonic Wars. The Prussian educational reforms inspired other countries and remains important as a biopower in the Foucaultian sense for nation-building. Sparta.

Biopower relates to the practice of modern nation states and their regulation of their subjects through "an explosion of numerous and diverse techniques for achieving the subjugations of bodies and the control of populations.

Michel Foucault address the relationship between power and knowledge, and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions.

Horace Mann (wiki) - John Dewey (wiki)

"The effect of education (παιδεία) and the lack of it on our nature". (380 BC).

1840 - America was a nation of readers with a 93% to 100% Literacy Rates. Education was private and decentralized. But knowledge and information was censored and fragmented as it is now. So information access was a problem and knowledge organization was also a problem then, just as it is now. BK101 is the book that everyone needs, but very little people know about BK101. And almost 200 years later, the descendants of those ignorant scumbags that were in power in 1840, have continued their corrupt scumbag behavior that was past on to them, while everyone else receives very little knowledge and information. So the same scumbags then are still here now, just a different year. Your privilege is being a scumbag with no conscience.

1852 - Compulsory Education refers to a period of education that is required of all people and is imposed by government.

1902 - General Education Board (wiki) - Corporate take over of Education - Frederick Taylor Gates (wiki)

1910 - Flexner Report talked about the need for revamping and centralizing medical institutions. Homeopathy and natural medicines were suppressed and some doctors were jailed. The Report also concluded that there were too many medical schools in the United States, and that too many doctors were being trained. Physical Health Education.

When The Education System was Hijacked, Dumbed Down and Manipulated (youtube)

The Country School of To-morrow (Frederick T. Gates Published 1913)

When the Corporate World Hijacked, Dumbed Down and Manipulated the Healthcare System and Medical Schools (youtube)

Corporate Takeover of our Education System Timeline

Hidden Curriculum is a side effect of an education, which are learned but not openly intended, such as the transmission of norms, values, and beliefs conveyed in the classroom and the social environment.

Correspondence Principle in sociology is the relationship between a person’s social standing and the type of education that is received at school.

1910 to 1940 - High School Movement describes the era from 1910 to 1940 during which secondary schools sprouted across the United States.

1927 - 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.

1940 - 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.

1943 - 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.

1947 - The Time’s education editor published a book titled Our Children Are Cheated. In it, businessmen lamented the poor state of American schools. Segregation - Tracking.

1951 - 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. 

1962 - Gallup poll found “just 21 percent looked at books even casually.

The End of Education is a book by Neil Postman about public education in America.

1983 - Reagan’s National Commission on Excellence in Education declared that our failing schools made us A Nation At Risk.

1988 - The chairman of Xerox warned that “public education has put this country at a terrible competitive disadvantage.

1993 - 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.

1995 - 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 marketplace. 

1997 - China Privatized Universities.

100,000 NYC School Children Face Airport-Style Security Screening Every Day.

Higher Education Failures - Earth Timeline

2003 - Underground History of American Education is a Schoolteacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling, is a critique of the United States education system by John Taylor Gatto.

2012 - 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.

2020 - How corporations are forcing their way into America’s public schools. We’re being hijacked: In the expanding effort to privatize the nation’s public education system, an ominous, less-understood strain of the movement is the corporate influence in Career and Technical Education that is shaping the K-12 curriculum in local communities. Many parents, teachers and local officials are worried that major corporations including Amazon, Ford and Cisco—rather than educators and local, democratic governance—are deciding what students learn in local schools.

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 actively seeking out the worlds most valuable knowledge and information, by researching, by talking, by reading, by experiencing. So until schools finally merge 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."

"The 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 schools".

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, but 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 ignorant 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 aware that you were missing knowledge. Almost every problem that we have comes from not knowing something. Fear comes from not knowing 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?

99% of people alive today don't know that they are extremely undereducated. And less then 1% of the people who think they know what a good education should be, don't want people to be educated. This is because highly educated people can think for themselves, which would make it hard for the rich and powerful to control and manipulate people at will. So over a 100 years ago dumbing down all schools and Universities went into effect. It was not a well though out plan. And sadly that plan worked so well that 99% of the people alive today don't know that they are extremely undereducated. But the ignorant people who devised this plan had no idea how many millions of people would be murdered and how much destruction it would cause, for if they did, they would have improved education and made education more available. For it's pretty obvious now that improving education would have been a much better plan.

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 underutilized. 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 and underutilized. 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.

Who decides what is taught in our schools? Not you. Electives?

The main problem with schools is that they make learning tedious, obscure and irrelevant, which causes students to never fully understand the true power of learning. 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?

Achievement Gap - Knowledge Gap

Education Index is a major component of well-being and is used in the measure of economic development and quality of life, which is a key factor determining whether a country is a developed, Developing, or underdeveloped nation. 

Education Report Card (PDF)

We have an achievement gap, but we certainly don't have an ignorance gap. More ignorance is not an achievement.

Achievement Gap - Knowledge Gap

Closing the achievement gap, while at the same time, increasing achievement to the highest level possible, for everyone.

"There's no 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 attainments.

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.

Education News - Equitable GrowthPDF

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 is a measure of overall Disease Burden, with the disease being ignorance in this case.

Mortality Attributable to Low Levels of Education in the United States, 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.

New Global Education Monitoring Report 2016. Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all.

Schools that are ineffective can penalize 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

John Seely Brown: Tinkering as a Mode of Knowledge Production (youtube)

John Seely Brown Lecture on Learning in the Digital Age (youtube) - John Seely Brown

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. "Just throwing money at a problem does no solve a problem, you need purpose."

Nations Report Card is a joke, they have no idea how to accurately measure how ineffective education system really is. Nations Report Card.

National Assessment of Educational Progress in Various Subjects - National Assessment of Educational Progress - Stats (teaching resources)

International Student Assessment (wiki)
Education in the United States (wiki)

Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools? (NPR)

School Spending per Student in AmeriaSchool Spending (image)

These are among the best incompetent and corrupt schools that we have. National Rankings Best High Schools. How they calculated the rankings has the same defective flaws as testing has.

Not 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.

Dropping Out - Leaving School before Graduating

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 students. Having schools that are a dropout factory and tracking students should be illegal.

Dropout is to leave school or an educational program prematurely. A person who has abandoned a course of study or who has rejected conventional society to pursue an alternative lifestyle. To withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values.

School Leavers are young people who have just left school because they have completed their time there, instead of continuing on to a college or university. A person who has not yet entered employment. It can also mean the lack of job opportunities, particularly for school leavers.

White students at Northeastern Illinois University are five times more likely to graduate than Black students and more than three times more likely to graduate than Latino students.

Famous Drop Outs - Dropout Rates - Teacher Drop Out Rate

Graduation RatesBut 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. 3.6 Million graduate high school each year in the U.S..

Higher Education Problems

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. So 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.

In 2020 an estimated 3 million students may have dropped out of school learning since March. A study cited a lack of Internet access, housing insecurity, disabilities and language barriers as major obstacles to attending virtual classes during the pandemic. HOPE PC.

Education is a Human Right - Education needs to be done Right

Every Child on Earth should have the Right to the Highest Quality Education that is Available.

Educate America Act - 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 purposes. 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. (103rd Congress, 2nd Session, January 25, 1994). 

Freedom of Information - Rights to Access Information and Knowledge - Inclusion Education - Progressive Education - Hope PC

Accessible is something capable of being read with comprehension. Capable of being reached and easily obtained. Accessibility is the quality of being at hand when needed.

Educational Malpractice is when an incompetent teacher or school provides substandard education, leaving a person functionally illiterate or simply unprepared for the real world, or that the instruction didn’t prepare the student for suitable employment. Schools breached their duty to provide students with an adequate education in basic academic skills, that school officials misled students into believing that their skills were at the appropriate grade level, or that the schools didn’t properly test children or place them in the right classes or programs. If an incompetent doctor provides substandard care that leaves you with ongoing physical problems, then you can sue for medical malpractice.

Educational Malpractice Laws - Higher Education Fraud - U.S. Department of Education - How to Sue a School - Immunity - History Propaganda

Educational Negligence is the failure of a school teacher or parent or legal guardian to provide for a child's basic educational needs, or negligently failed to provide a student with adequate skills. The negligence caused the plaintiff harm, and as a result, the plaintiff suffered losses or damages.

Schools and Universities need to have a warning label that says, "Warning, your kids will not be educated enough, parental advisory for inadequate content." A High School Education is not a real education. A college education is not a real education. 80% of the most important knowledge comes from self directed learning, not from schools. Your education begins when you start asking real questions. You need answers, not opinions or beliefs. You need facts, not vague ideas or half truths. Your job as a student is to investigate things, and not to imagine things. Don't confuse your human intelligence for military intelligence. Our war is against ignorance, starting with yourself, then everyone else. People naively believe that if they go to school they will receive an education. Your education is not found in schools or in universities, your education is self taught and deliberate.. You have to continually ask questions and filter all the information in order to get good answers, answers that are useful to you and valuable to know. Schools can teach you how to read and write, but you're the one who's responsible for the rest of your education, which is around 80 percent of the knowledge and information that schools don't teach you. If you learn one thing from school, it should be that you learn that schools are dumbed down, and that you are the one who has to smarten up.

A dumbed down education is an Adversarial Attack on the human mind. How can you have good teachers when you have a dumbed down education system? If you under educate everyone, where do good teachers come from? If you don't teach enough, then students don't learn enough and teachers will not teach enough?

Scumbags dumbed down education, which can cause mental health problems. Then scumbag pharmaceuticals companies make drugs to try treat mental health problems, instead of fixing the root cause of mental health problems, which is a dumbed down education.

Duty of Care is the legal obligation to provide services that meet reasonable standards. All public-school students shall have the right to a high-quality public education that provides them with the skills necessary to fully participate in the economy, our democracy, and our society

Judges will give invalid arguments and be living examples of an inadequate education. So it's hard to prove that the teachers or schools were responsible for a student’s academic shortfalls, because there are many other factors that may play an important role in learning, and there is also no uniform standard of care for providing an adequate education, which is the problem. False Advertising - Fraud.

Students around the world suffered historic setbacks in reading and math during the COVID-19 pandemic, with declines in test scores so widespread that the United States climbed in global rankings simply by falling behind less sharply, a new study finds. These setbacks are small when compared to the biggest problem, which is the dumb down education system. The damage from a dumb down education has been constant for years.

Academic Freedom is the freedom of teachers, students, and academic institutions to pursue knowledge wherever it may lead, without undue or unreasonable interference.

Parents successfully sued in Gary B. v. Snyder to establish that there is a constitutional right to basic literacy. Due Process Clause protects a fundamental right to access literacy. Along with racial and social justice, literacy is a fundamental human right, just like any other liberty we enjoy. The equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment requires that when a state establishes a public school system, no child living in that state may be denied equal access to schooling. All public-school students shall have the right to a high-quality public education that provides them with the skills necessary to fully participate in the economy, our democracy, and our society. Children in poorer districts deserve the same excellent education as children in richer districts.

Literacy Bill of Rights is the right to an opportunity to learn to read and write. Opportunity involves engagement in active participation in tasks performed with high success. The right to have accessible, clear, meaningful, culturally and linguistically appropriate texts at all times.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a United States Federal Law that governs the access of educational information and records to public entities such as potential employers, publicly funded educational institutions, and foreign governments.

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. #righttoeducation - The Right to Education Project.

Universal Primary Education is to ensure that by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. Education is vital to meeting all other Millennium Development Goals: Educating children gives the next generation the tools to fight poverty and prevent disease, including malaria and AIDS. Despite the significance of investing in education, the recent report, Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All: Findings from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children—produced by UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF found that the world has missed this 2015 target of universal primary education, and there are currently 58 million children, of primary school age, out of school worldwide.

Education For All is a global movement led by UNESCO (United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), aiming to meet the learning needs of all children, youth and adults by 2015.

Compulsory Education refers to a period of education that is required of all people and is imposed by the government. This education may take place at a registered school or at other places. Compulsory schooling means that parents are obliged to send their children to a certain school. Social and Cultural Rights requires, within a reasonable number of years, the principle of compulsory education free of charge for all. If we are going to make education mandatory, it must be the best education available. Society does not need any more mindless consumers or mindless workers who are dependent on the system. society needs intelligent citizens who can think for themselves and be self managing contributors of society. Mandatory Voting.

Higher Education Act of 1965 was legislation signed into United States law on November 8, 1965, as part of President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society domestic agenda. The law was intended "to strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education". It increased federal money given to universities, created scholarships, gave low-interest loans for students, and established a National Teachers Corps. The "financial assistance for students" is covered in Title IV of the HEA. In January 1965, President Lyndon Johnson told Congress that higher education was "no longer a luxury but a necessity" and urged Congress to enact legislation to expand access to college. The Higher Education Act of 1965 was reauthorized in 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, and 2008. The current authorization for the programs in the Higher Education Act expired at the end of 2013 but has been extended through 2014 while Congress prepares changes and amendments. Before each re-authorization, Congress amends additional programs, changes the language and policies of existing programs, or makes other changes.

Pell Grant is a subsidy the U.S. federal government provides for students who need it to pay for college. Federal Pell Grants are limited to students with financial need, who have not earned their first bachelor's degree, or who are enrolled in certain post-baccalaureate programs, through participating institutions. Originally known as a Basic Educational Opportunity Grant, it was renamed in 1980 in honor of Democratic U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island. A Pell Grant is generally considered the foundation of a student's financial aid package, to which other forms of aid are added.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says his state shouldn't have to provide free public schooling to undocumented students, despite a long-standing Supreme Court decision that says the opposite. In its ruling, the Supreme Court said the Texas legislation violated the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause and would create a distinct underclass, which Texas has profited from for many years. In response to Abbot's remarks, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which filed the original case on behalf of four families whose children were denied a public education, sharply criticized the governor. Texas businesses have profited from low paying migrant workers, and now the governor wants these migrant workers punished even more. Greg Abbott hates women, he hates children and hates people in general. Now he wants to violate constitutional rights of people, this means he also hates America. So who voted for this psychopath? Haters who are undereducated and ill-informed? This is just another publicity stunt to defraud voters who hate immigrants. Knowledge Divide.

Truancy is any intentional, unjustified, unauthorized, or illegal absence from compulsory education. It is a deliberate absence by a student's own free will and usually does not refer to legitimate excused absences, such as ones related to medical conditions.

Neglect of a Dependent is when a person having the care of a dependent, whether assumed voluntarily or because of a legal obligation, who knowingly or intentionally: (1) places the dependent in a situation that endangers the dependent's life or health; (2) abandons or cruelly confines the dependent; (3) deprives the dependent of necessary support; or (4) deprives the dependent of education as required by law; commits neglect of a dependent, a Level 6 Felony.

"Every person on earth has the right to reach their potential. This is what God has given us, and no person on this beautiful earth has the right to impeded or restrict another persons potential. If a human has the ability to be intelligent, then it's a persons God given right to be intelligent."

Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a United States federal law that governs the access to educational information and records by public entities such as potential employers, publicly funded educational institutions, and foreign governments.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act whether it's a financial disability, or some other social disability, such as being subjected to a inadequate education.

Land-Grant University is an institution of higher education in the United States designated by a state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. The mission of these institutions as set forth in the 1862 Act is to focus on the teaching of practical agriculture, science, military science, and engineering (though "without excluding...classical studies") as a response to the industrial revolution and changing social class. This mission was in contrast to the historic practice of higher education to focus on a liberal arts curriculum. A 1994 expansion gave land-grant status to several tribal colleges and universities.

Tribal Colleges and Universities are a category of higher education, minority-serving institutions defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965. Each qualifies for funding under the Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Assistance Act of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) or the Navajo Community College Act (25 U.S.C. 640a note); or is cited in section 532 of the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 301 note). These educational institutions are distinguished by being controlled and operated by American Indian tribes; they have become part of American Indians' institution-building in order to pass on their own cultures. The first was founded by the Navajo Nation in 1968 in Arizona, and several others were established in the 1970s. As of 1994, they have been authorized by Congress as land-grant colleges. Presently, there are 32 fully accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) in the United States, with one formal candidate for accreditation.

Minority-Serving Institution make up a category of educational establishments (federally recognized Title IV colleges and universities) based on either historical origin or enrollment criteria (typically the percentage of enrolled minorities at a particular school). Such schools are eligible for federal funding under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Until 2007, no federal legislation existed concerning Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Serving Institutions. The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 made history, because it federally recognized the existence of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) serving institutions, making them eligible to be designated as minority serving institutions.

At least 59 public or nonprofit colleges have closed, merged, or announced closures or mergers since March 2020. Nearly 80% of colleges closed between 2004-2020 were for-profit schools.

Student Rights to Education

1: 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.
2: 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 right. First Amendment.
3: All students possess the constitutional right to be secure in their persons, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures.
4: All students shall have the right to be free from unlawful interference in their pursuit of an education while in the custody of a common school district.
5: 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 For All" 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.

No Lost Generation

"A person can better serve their country and their community when they have above average intelligence rather then having below average intelligence, and that is a fact of life."

Students for Academic Freedom - The Student Bill of Right & The Academic Bill of Rights

The Global Learning Crisis — and what to do about it: Amel Karboul (video and text)

The most important infrastructure we have is educated minds. Learning Generation.

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 are enormously profitable, 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. 

"Education should be a 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 the media needs 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 good grades are pointless. If 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. More.... 

The Love of Learning should never be impeded or discouraged in anyway shape or form.

"If school's are not contributing to the overall intelligence of students, then what are they doing?"

"Leave no one behind? Everyone is behind you freaking moron."

All 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.

Informed Consent - Wasted Research

Teachers become Healthier when they Learn - Teaching Teachers (PDF)

12 states that made especially deep cuts to education, more than the Great Recession. And they haven't yet restored school funding. Texas slashed school funding the most, with per-pupil spending 20 percent lower than in 2008. Teachers are earning less in 42 states than they did a decade ago. Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan, West Virginia, Utah, North Carolina, Arizona, Mississippi, Idaho.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966 and came in force from 3 January 1976. It commits its parties to work toward the granting of economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR) to the Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories and individuals, including labour rights and the right to health, the right to education, and the right to an adequate standard of living. As of July 2020, the Covenant has 171 parties. A further four countries, including the United States, have signed but not ratified the Covenant. The ICESCR (and its Optional Protocol) is part of the International Bill of Human Rights, along with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), including the latter's first and second Optional Protocols. The Covenant is monitored by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, including free universal primary education, generally available secondary education and equally accessible higher education. This should be directed to "the full development of the human personality and the sense of its dignity", and enable all persons to participate effectively in society (Articles 13 and 14).

Educating Women

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 the property.

Gender Issues
Women for Women
MMountain 2 Mountain
10x10 Act
10x10act (youtube)
Shabana Basij-Rasikh Speaks on International Day of the Girl (youtube)
United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative
Azure Antoinette speaks on International Day of the Girl (youtube)
Women of Nepal
Womens Global
Day of the Girl
International Day of the Girl Child (wiki)
Women Thrive
Girl Rising
Girl Up
Queen Rania of Jordan knows girls can change the world (youtube)
Malala Fund
Global Fund For Women
Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence Passion Greatness of Girls (video)
Women's News
Girl Child
Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings (video)
Half the Sky Movement
Laura Boushnak: For these women Reading is a daring act (video)
Women for Women
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard; Good Education Helps Girls
Violence against Women
Help Rainn Wilson Educate Girls in rural Haiti
Gender Bias in Textbooks (PDF)
Girls Education Facts (PDF)
GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg, Beastie Boys "Princess Machine" (a concert for little girls) (youtube)
African American Girls (PDF)

Kakenya Ntaiya: A Girl Who Demanded School (video) (She's a great example of why education is so extremely important).
Veerni 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.

Spill-over effects show prioritizing education of very poorest improves attainment of all. International development projects that target the education of the world's very poorest children also significantly improve other young people's attainment, research indicates. The findings are based on a study of a program targeting marginalized girls in Tanzania, which showed the attainment of other boys and girls at these pupils' schools significantly improved through 'spill-over' effects. For every $100 spent per girl, all students made the equivalent of two years of learning gains. The team tested their model by analysing a programme by CAMFED (the Campaign for Female Education) in Tanzania, which supports the education of disadvantaged girls. The study was carried out by members of the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

To Learn is to be Free: Shameem Akhtar (video and text)

"If it were not for women, humans never would have survived this long. Our best is yet to come."

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 with potential. 

Get Together Girls (2014) 1:15 (video) - GTOG
The Atlas of Beauty
Mihael Anoroc
Ms. Foundation for Women
Sonita ...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

Glass Ceiling is a metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that prevents a given demographic (typically applied to minorities) from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy. Work Life Balance - Work at Home Parent.

Maryam Mirzakhani is the first women to be given a Fields Medal, finally! 

This Women Understands Education more then 90% of all Americans
Sakena Yacoobi:How I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my school (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 Photo on right is Afghan women studying biology in the 1950's before the Taliban takeover

Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc. Together Akhenaten and Nefertiti were responsible for the creation of a whole new monotheistic religion which changed the ways of religion within Egypt. With her husband, she reigned at what was arguably the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history. Some scholars believe that Nefertiti ruled briefly as Neferneferuaten after her husband's death and before the accession of Tutankhamun, although this identification is a matter of ongoing debate. Nefertiti had many titles including Hereditary Princess (iryt-p`t); Great of Praises (wrt-hzwt); Lady of Grace (nbt-im3t), Sweet of Love (bnrt-mrwt); Lady of The Two Lands (nbt-t3wy); Main King's Wife, his beloved (hmt-niswt-‘3t meryt.f); Great King's Wife, his beloved (hmt-niswt-wrt meryt.f), Lady of all Women (hnwt-hmwt-nbwt); and Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt (hnwt-Shm’w-mhw).Nefertiti, whose name means "a beautiful woman has come". She was made famous by her bust(a painted stucco-coated limestone), now in Berlin's Neues Museum, shown to the right. The bust is one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt. It was attributed to the sculptor Thutmose, and it was found in his workshop. The bust is notable for exemplifying the understanding Ancient Egyptians had regarding realistic facial proportions. (Lived from ca. 1370 – ca. 1330 BC).

But 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.

Balanced Education (youtube)

Balance Teacher - Balanced Teaching

Axiom Education - Shifting Thinking

Under-Matching - Disadvantaged Students

Schools trying to make a Difference

The Seed Foundation 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. 

Percent of Low income Students in Schools Advanced Distributed Learning
Education Revolution
Free the Children Education South Sudan (PDF)
e-Estonia e-School
Carpe Diem Schools - Video
Seize the Day
Kipp Schools
Hacker House
Youth Build
Charter School Center
Charter Schools
Charter Schools: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (youtube)
Summit Prep
Achievement First
Creative Learning Systems 
Pencils of Promise
Classical Education
Heart of Stone
Ed Trust
Feed the Minds
Feed the Minds (wiki)
Education programmes in six countries and more than 900,000 students worldwide
Alt School
Success After 6
Students First
Studio Schools
Aspire Public Schools
New Schools
Grants Data 
Rocket Ship Education
Australian Curriculum
Summer Hill
About 21st-Century Skills
Agile Mind
Bureau of Indian Education
Native Youth Report
International Network for Education in Emergencies
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School

Ron Clark Academy - To deliver the highest quality educational experience where global citizens are born through advanced rigor, engaging teaching methods, and a passionate climate and culture.

How to fix a broken education system ... without any more money, Seema Bansal: (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. 

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Kiran Bir Sethi: Taches kids to take charge (video)

5 October 2012 – Some 1.7 million more teachers are needed to achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015, the second of the eight anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Heads of various United Nations agencies said today in a joint statement marking World Teachers Day, which is held annually since 1994.

Education For All

We need more then just Reform in Primary Education, 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 (youtube)
Barefoot College
Julian Treasure Noise in Classrooms (youtube)
Education for a Sustainable Future (youtube)
Kampuchea, from Pond to Fountains (vimeo)
Estella's Brilliant Bus

Siragu Montessori School in Tamil Nadu, India is another Great Advancement in Education.
Siragu Kids
World Kids Unite
zim Premji Foundation
Unstoppable Foundation
Service to Humanity
Hole in the Wall
School on Wheels (youtube)
Mexus Education - Mexus
Teacher Holds Class in a Cowshed

Another great ideas is Stones into Schools, which Promotes Peace through Education.

Give and Live is a nonprofit charity giving to disadvantaged children in Southeast Asia learning opportunities by supplying educational materials, building facilities and providing food, clothing, shelter and related necessities. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, your donations are tax-exempt. Help us help the kids!

Soft Power
Power Within
Cyber School Bus
Project Education Sudan

The Learning Community
Ananda Education for Life
Community Learning
Bridge International Academies

Watch this video by Richard Dreyfuss on Improving Civic Education. (Fora TV) - Some interesting ideas & thoughts about education. The Dreyfuss

Madangombe One Block at a Time

Jig Saw 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 experience.

Parent Revolution 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 Facts - Education Census
Education in the United States (wiki)
Education Statistics
Education in Germany (wiki)
German Model (wiki)
Change Agent for Systemic School and Community Change (PDF)
Change Agent Mechanisms for School Improvement (PDF)

Years of Life Lost Associated With Primary School Closures During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Estimation of US Children’s Educational Attainment.

"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 action lawsuit."

Education Reform Resources and Ideas
Collegiate Learning Assessment
New Leadership Alliance
Rethinking Schools
School Choices
Pro Ed Solutions
Ed Reform
Education Reform
Essential Schools
Social Organization
Rethinking Schools
Annenberg Institute
Get Schooled
I 4 Reality
Ct. Ed Reform
Education News
Reuniting Thinking with Doing (PDF)
Advance Path 
Teaching and Student Experience
Public Relations for Education
Learn Zillion
The Future of Higher Education
Mastery Connect
Study Sync
Education and Skills Forum
Race to the Top (your top is still the bottom)
Students First 
Future we Create
Future of Higher Ed 
Future of Education
Success Careers
Future of Ed
Learn USA 

Small Schools Movement (wiki)
International Baccalaureate (wiki)
IB Diploma Programme (wiki)
Extracurricular Activity

Conspiracy Theory's about the Next Generation of Education Reforms
Education Research

 Education Research Grants (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."

"One of 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 of them."

Why is the Government so incompetent, inefficient and corrupt?
Why are Local Governments so incompetent, inefficient and corrupt?
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 and corrupt?
Why are some Private Businesses so incompetent, inefficient and corrupt?
Because our education system is incompetent, inefficient and corrupt.

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 resentful, 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. Radicalization 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 time.

90% of students graduating high school and college are 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 Intellectually Deprived, 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 potential.

Pathologically is any deviation from a healthy or normal condition.

Naive is lacking information or instruction. Deficient in relevant experience.

Gullible - Ignorant

As all schools are, the Free School 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 is 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 learn much 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 Knowledge 101, 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 it, 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.

Turnover - When Teachers Dropout

Teachers drop out too. Between 40 and 50 percent of those that go into teaching are gone within five years. Teacher Turnover costs school districts upwards of $2.2 billion a year.

Teacher Retention Project - Teacher Burnout

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of US Education. As 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.

There are an estimated 55,000 vacant teaching positions in U.S. schools, according to the tracker

Nearly all middle school teachers are highly stressed. Researchers have found that 94% of middle school teachers experience high levels of stress, which could contribute to negative outcomes for students.

Teachers are critical for student learning, but not as critical as what they teach and how they teach it.

Nuance in the Noise - The Complex Reality of Teacher Shortages (PDF)

Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools, by state: Selected school years, 1969-70 through 2021-22.

The teacher pay penalty has hit a new high. Trends in teacher wages and compensation through 2021.

Educator Turnover Has Markedly Increased, but Districts Have Taken Actions to Boost Teacher Ranks.

The Rise and Fall of the Teaching Profession: Prestige, Interest, Preparation, and Satisfaction over the Last Half Century.

Grow Your Own Policies and Programs in the 50 States and District of Columbia - Updated.

"People are either paralyzed by the lack of knowledge or they are doing something harmful because of their lack of knowledge."

"School is not just a place where you go to learn, school is any place where you want to learn. Learning to teach yourself not only gives you more freedom and more choices, it gives you unlimited potential."

Potential is possessing numerous possibilities. The capacity for coming into being. Having prospect and the possibility of future success. Having Capability and aptitude that may be developed. Having the skills and qualifications to do things well.
Potential Energy (action physics).

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.

SStudent Speaks Out About Common Core, Teacher Evaluations, and Educational Data (youtube)

Kenneth Ye Farragut student Dec 4th School Board (youtube)

Charter 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 possibilities exist." "Academic Innovation"

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 crap 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.

Education Word Cloud 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 education is 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.

The Paradox of Our Time (our ignorance)

We spend more, but have less.
We buy more, but enjoy it less.
We have more leisure, but less fun.
We have more conveniences, but less time.
We have more gadgets, but less satisfaction.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We have more knowledge, but less judgment.
We have more experts, yet more problems.
We have more kinds of food, but less nutrition.
We have more more medicine, but less wellness.
We have added years to life but not life to years.
We have learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We have more degrees but less sense.
We write more, but learn less.
We have more acquaintances, but fewer friends.
We have bigger houses and smaller families
We have more effort, but less success.
We plan more, but accomplish less.
We have learned to rush, but not to wait.
We have wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We make faster planes, but have longer lines.
We fly faster to arrive there quicker, just to do less and return sooner.
We have conquered outer space, but not our inner space.
We have done larger things, but not better things.
We have never improved education enough, and that's why we have all these problems above.

Tomorrow's Child - What We Know So Far - You Can't Do Everything - The Paradox of Progress - Paradoxical Thinking - Flawed History

Every School in the World should have this as their Mission Statement.

These are the things that we have learned so far and this 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 near future, and some being far into the future. 100 billion 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 teachers.

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 hands. When we work together our potential is limitless. So start building your team now, start a club or a coop of like minded people. Create your own community of intelligent people, people you can count on who share the same values that you do. Use Social Media 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 sharing information that isolates people. One of the best ways to improve life is by organizing mutual agreements with everyone around you.

My Speech Idea for TED (this speech idea is now 8 years old in 2023, this still needs to be updated a lot more)

2015 - After watching over 1,000 TED videos, one word has been used in almost every video. The word is education. Almost everyone will agree how incredibly important education is. Every parent in the world wants their child to have a good education. But the most surprising thing is, no one knows what a good quality education is supposed to be, which is totally mind blowing. Most everyone knows the importance of being able to read and write, but no one knows what would be the best things to read or the best things to write, which again is totally mind blowing. But trying to explain what this means is extremely difficult. What does it mean to have more knowledge and more information? Again, extremely difficult to explain. Education has the enormous potential to make improvements all over the world, in all aspects of society. Of course this is not what our current education system is designed to do. An improved education 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. There is a Knowledge Gap Divide. 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 expensive.

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 tremendously. And 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 should.

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.
IIt 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 


"Making 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 day."

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.

"People 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 and efficiently.

Just because you went to school does not mean that you are educated. 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 intelligence 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 learn? What type of work should you do? What are the risks with higher education?

We 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 best education.

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.

The 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 got started.

"More 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 successful 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.

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.

We 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 fixing.

"The 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."

"The Zombie Apocalypse 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 educate yourself." 

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 compassion 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 and plants, it's the only way that life survives."...not know everything, just the most important.

"What 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.

Side Effects from an Inadequate Rudimentary Education

Rudimentary is an immature, undeveloped, or basic form and being in the earliest stages of development. Involves limited basic facts and principles.

Information Vacuum is the lack of information or knowledge about a particular topic or issue. A lack of information which may exacerbate and increase the severity of a crisis and may induce rumors, gossip and conspiracy theories and be a breeding ground for misinformation and disinformation.

Hindered is to prevent or slow down the progress and potential of someone, putting them at a disadvantage. Hindrance is something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress. Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.

Impede is to be a hindrance or obstacle to growth or an improvement.

Learning Disability - Computer Virus - Focusing Problems

Impaired is being diminished in strength, quality, or utility. Mentally or physically unfit. Make worse or less effective. Impaired, like when on drugs.

Seeing Impaired - Boxed In - Years of Potential Life Lost - Language Disorders

Interfere is to hinder or alter progress or to be an obstacle to progress using force or the threat of force.

Stymie is to prevent or hinder the progress of someone or prevent the progress or accomplishment of someone.

Stagnant is something not growing or changing. Something without force or vitality and showing no activity. Something dull and sluggish. Having no current or flow and often having an unpleasant smell as a consequence.

Impediment is something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress. Any structure that makes progress difficult. Abuse.

Inferior is something low in quality and characteristic of low rank or importance and falling short of some prescribed norm. 

Ineffective is not producing an intended effect and lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively. Inadequate. 

Inefficient is not producing desired results. Being wasteful and lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively. Inadequate.

Incomplete is something not yet finished. Not complete or not totally done.

Inept is displaying incompetence and having no skill and being clumsy and not able to do something proficient. Having lack of perceptiveness, judgment or finesse.

Ineptitude is having unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training or quality education. Having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful.

Inadequate is lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task. Not sufficient to meet a need. Inadequacy is a lack of competence, quantity or number.

Incompetence is the lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications. Inability to function properly.

Fallible is something or someone who is likely to fail or make mistakes or errors.

Inability is the lack of ability to do something, especially mental ability. Lacking the power to perform.

Invalid is someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury. Having no relevance or legal force.

Incapacitated is someone lacking in or deprived of strength or power and unable to perform a certain action. Injure permanently.

Disconnected Youth are teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor in school or in training. The effects of youth disconnection are the result of limited education, social exclusion, lack of work experience and fewer opportunities to develop mentors and valuable work connections, which can have long-term consequences that snowball across the life course, eventually influencing everything from earnings and self-sufficiency to physical and mental health and marital prospects.

Confused is someone unable to think with clarity or act intelligently. Filled with bewilderment. Perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements. Lacking orderly continuity. Failure to Understand - Flawed Reasoning.

Clumsy is lacking grace in movement or posture. Not elegant or graceful in expression. Showing lack of skill or aptitude.

Tactless is lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others. Revealing lack of perceptiveness, judgment or finesse.

Lacking is something that is inadequate in amount or degree. To be without or nonexistent. Lack is the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable. McNamara's Morons.

Amateur is someone who pursues a study or sport as a secondary activity. An athlete who does not play for pay. Lacking professional skill or expertise. Non-Professional is someone who engages in a profession but not at a high professional level that pays money or has a college degree. Inexperienced.

Dilettante is showing frivolous or superficial interest. An amateur or amateurish who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge.

Deficient is a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement. Tracking.

Dysfunctional is being impaired in function and being diminished in strength, quality, or utility and failing to serve an adjustive purpose. Being mentally or physically unfit. Being imperfect, worse or less effective

Malfunction is a failure to operate normally or function in the normal or correct manner. Fail to work properly or fail to function properly. Toxic Egos.

Under-educated people are like having an unusable peripheral device. People are incompatible with the current level of technology.

Degenerate is a person with uncontrolled abnormal behavior and a lack of morality that deviates from what is acceptable.

Decline is 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.

is to decrease in size, extent, or range.

Disadvantage is having something that impedes, hinders or interferes with the abilities or progress of someone to a point that it may be harmful.

Damage is to cause injury or harm that reduces value or usefulness of someone or something. To break something, sometimes beyond repair and not able to perform its normal function. Render something ineffective. Ruin something completely. Cause something to separate into pieces or fragments. Stop something from operating or functioning. Damage is any change in a thing, often a physical object, that degrades it away from its initial state. It can broadly be defined as changes introduced into a system that adversely affect its current or future performance. Damage does not necessarily imply total loss of system functionality, but rather that the system is no longer operating in its optimal manner. Damage to physical objects is the progressive physical process by which they break, and includes mechanical stress that weakens a structure, even if this is not visible. Damage can also mean any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right. Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises.

Disruption is the act of causing disorder or ignorance.

Delusional - Pathologically Naive - Gullible - Denier - High Functioning Moron

Disorder is a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning.

Distortion is the alteration of the original shape or other characteristic of something.

Unstable is something lacking stability or firmness. Subject to change or variability. Highly or violently reactive. Disposed to psychological variability or suffering from severe mental illness.

Defective is subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior. Not working properly. An imperfection in a bodily system. Error.

is an imperfection in a bodily system. A failing or deficiency. An imperfection in an object or machine. A mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something, especially on a person's body. Low Quality.

Delay is to be slowed down or to slow the growth or development of someone. Act later than planned, scheduled, or required. Stop or halt.

Absence is the failure to be present. The time interval during which something or somebody is away. The occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy.

Absent is not being in a specified place. Go away or leave. Lost in thought or showing preoccupation.

Absent Minded of a person's behavior or manner showing a habitually forgetful or inattentive disposition. Absent-mindedness (wiki).

Flaw is a defect or weakness in a person's character. An imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness. Add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective.

Deterioration is a symptom that reduces the quality or strength of something or someone. Process of changing to an inferior state. Degrade or degradation. Disrespectful.

Drain on Society or a Burden on Society is someone who needs a lot of support and help from other people in order to live and survive, usually in the form of extra time, money and resources.

Eviscerate is to take away a vital or essential part of someone, or deprive something of its essential content. To disembowel someone by removing a body organ or entrails in the abdominal cavity.

Poor Education is like a slow moving doomsday device and a terminal illness combined.

Undereducated is someone who is inadequately educated.

None the Wiser is not knowing more or not understanding anything more about something.

Brain Drain is the emigration of highly trained or intelligent people from a particular country, or the failure of an education system that only educates people enough for them to realize how undereducated everyone else is around them. Human Capital Flight refers to the emigration of individuals who have received advanced training at home, but their home country is not educated enough to utilize their training, so they leave their own country or company.

Untrained Mind is a mind that is not disciplined or conditioned or made adept by training.

Garbage In, Garbage Out describes the concept that flawed, or nonsense input data produces nonsense output or "garbage".

Mediocre is something average and inferior in quality. Lacking exceptional quality or ability. Poor to middling in quality.

Petty is something inferior in rank or status and is small and of little importance. Having a contemptibly narrow outlook.

Lame is something lacking in force or effectiveness. Someone who doesn't understand what is going on. To be deprived of the use of a limb or mental ability.

Fault is a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or Ignorance or Inattention. An imperfection in an object or machine. The quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection. Responsibility for a bad situation or event. Blame - Mistakes.

Unable is not having the necessary means or skill or know-how. Lacking necessary physical or mental ability. Antonym: Intelligence.

Obtuse is someone annoyingly slow to understand, blunt, not quick to alert in perception, thick headed.

Subpar is something worse than expected or usual, and below an average level.

Poor is someone lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances and not sufficient to meet a need. Unsatisfactory. Poor can also mean people without possessions or wealth, indicating poverty.

Fragmented is lacking orderly continuity. Part; cease or break association with. Confused. Having been divided; having the unity destroyed. Break or cause to break into pieces.

Vague is something not clearly understood or expressed. Lacking clarity or distinctness.

Coherence is logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts. 

Executive Dysfunction is a disruption to the efficacy of the executive functions, which is a group of cognitive processes that regulate, control, and manage other cognitive processes.

Dumb Bomb is an aircraft-dropped bomb that does not contain a guidance system and hence simply follows a ballistic trajectory. A dumb bomb is also known as an unguided bomb, or free-fall bomb, or gravity bomb, or iron bomb. Terrorist - Dirty Bombs.

Retardation is a decrease in rate of change. The extent to which something is delayed or held back. Any agent that retards or delays or hinders. Lack of Normal Development of intellectual capacities. The act of slowing down or falling behind. 

Malformation is an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed. Something abnormal or anomalous or deviating from the general or common order or type. Development of the Nervous System.

Abnormalities are abnormal physical conditions resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies causing below normal range of intelligence and behaviors that disregard the rules of etiquette, customs or morality, and also marked by strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal.

Lobotomy is a form of psychosurgery, a neurosurgical treatment of a mental disorder that involves severing connections in the brain's prefrontal cortex. Most of the connections to and from the prefrontal cortex, the anterior part of the frontal lobes of the brain, are severed. It was used for psychiatric and occasionally other conditions as a mainstream procedure in some Western countries for more than two decades, despite general recognition of frequent and serious side effects. While some people experienced symptomatic improvement with the operation, the improvements were achieved at the cost of creating other impairments. The procedure was controversial from its initial use in part due to the balance between benefits and risks. Today, lobotomy has become a disparaged procedure, a byword for medical barbarism and an exemplary instance of the medical trampling of patients' rights. Problems with Mental Health Services.

Eugenics was a set of ignorant beliefs and practices that aimed to improve the genetic quality of a human population by excluding certain genetic groups judged to be inferior, and promoting other genetic groups judged to be superior. The Updated Triangle of Life-The environment is what you have, education is who you are, and heritage is what you do. Eugenics is still popular among the wealthy elite, conservatives, evangelicals and ignorant people. The American eugenics movement received extensive funding from various corporate foundations including the Carnegie Institution, Rockefeller Foundation, and the Harriman railroad fortune. In 1906 J.H. Kellogg provided funding to help found the Race Betterment Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. The Eugenics Record Office (ERO) was founded in Cold Spring Harbor, New York in 1911 by the renowned biologist Charles B. Davenport, using money from both the Harriman railroad fortune and the Carnegie Institution. As late as the 1920s, the ERO was one of the leading organizations in the American eugenics movement. So Hitler was not the first ignorant moron psychopath. This inbred ignorance is what needs to be bred out.

Human Experimentation - Birth Control - Epigenetics

Subhuman or Untermensch is a term that became infamous when the Nazis used it to describe non-Aryan "inferior people" often referred to as "the masses from the East", that is Jews, Roma, and Slavs - mainly ethnic Poles, Serbs, and later also Russians. The term was also applied to most Blacks, and persons of color, with some particular exceptions. Jewish people were to be exterminated in the Holocaust, along with Romani people, and the physically and mentally disabled. According to the Generalplan Ost, the Slavic population of East-Central Europe was to be reduced in part through mass murder in the Holocaust, with a majority expelled to Asia and used as slave labor in the Reich. These concepts were an important part of the Nazi racial policy. (A dumbing down of education is the same thing). Devolve.

Normal Instructions create normal and healthy human beings. Abnormal instructions creates abnormal and unhealthy human beings. DNA Instructions are just as important as our Educational Instructions. As Above, So Below.

Education Under-Matching (tracking)

Adolescent Brain Development Impacts Mental Health, Substance Use.

How childhood stress contributes to anxiety, depression. Research in animals illuminates important role of mast cells.

Key Brain Network Nodes Show Differential Cognitive Relevance and Developmental Trajectories during Childhood and Adolescence.

Extracellular vesicles help pass information between cells and onto offspring. Their cargo can carry molecular signals, signs of disease, and even effects of stress. New studies reveal that small, membrane-bound particles transported between cells have wide-ranging and long-term effects in the brain and throughout the body, from helping neurons communicate to passing the effects of stress onto the next generation. Such extracellular vesicles released from the brain into the blood can also provide a window into brain pathology to help with disease diagnosis.

We have the Ability to Improve Education 100 times better than it is today

And we can make education available to everyone on the planet 24 hours 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 for 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.

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.

The Right to Education

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 after an 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.

Rediscovering. We are actually rediscovering education, but this time there's a better understanding about the potential of knowledge, all because of the internet, 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 Fragmented with little Coherence, which includes all Public Schools, Private Schools, Montessori, Colleges and Universities. All these little improvements we see in schools are inadequate. - Fragmentation. 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 What to Learn, When to Learn it, How to Learn it, and Why you need to Learn it? 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

Educational Attainment refers to the highest level of education completed. Achievement Gap.

Some 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 to the Self, it is after all a beautiful feeling. But if we ignore our outer self, the self that gives us life and meaning, then our addiction to our self 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 our own software. Human intelligence is being marginalized, which is costing us trillions. So that's another reason why improving education is so extremely important. If the education system followed Moore's Law, education would be very effective today. But sadly as it stands right now our Education System is just another form of Child Abuse.

Moore's Law and The Conundrum of Human Learning (PDF)

Seclusion Rooms - 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 learn it. Then on top of that we have made a horrible mistake in creating a society that discourages the sharing of information and knowledge.

Boxed Curriculum and the Learning Genome (youtube)
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?"

"You can't Process information unless you have Information"

"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 - Education Quotes - Education Blog - Education News

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."

I went to school but I don't remember learning anything. I know I learned how to write, but I was not a good writer or did I learn how important writing is. I learned how to count, but I did not learn how to count the things that mattered. I learned how to read, but I was not a good reader or did I learn how important reading is, or did I read things that were valuable and informative.

"The only thing that can save us now is our ability to share information and knowledge effectively and efficiently."

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 make. 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 life, 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." (Benjamin Franklin)

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 ineffective education."

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 hear a Commencement Speech 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." Stewardship.

Every parent wants their child to have access to the worlds best education, so lets provide it.

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 education.

"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 visible."

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.

Knowing comes from Learning

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 learning 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 knowing 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 potential possible.

What do you Know - I know - Knowledge

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 Final Examination. 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.

Films about Education Problems and Solutions

Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education (youtube)

TROM - 2.3 Educational system (youtube) - Trom Website

RSA Animate - Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms (youtube)

Emily Pilloton: Teaching Design for Change (video) 

Education Education - Why Poverty? China (youtube)

Diana Laufenberg: 3 ways to teach (video)

A Small Act - Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution! (youtube)

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools Kill Creativity? (youtube)

Stupid in America 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 (youtube)

(This shows you a good example of what a good education can accomplish)

Decadence - Meaninglessness of Modern Life - Episode 4 - Education (youtube)

Detachment is a 2011 American drama film about some of the horrors and struggles that teachers face in the dysfunctional education system in America. A high-school substitute teacher observes acts of hostility and antagonism, including a student yelling at him and threatening him physically, as well as two students verbally harassing another pupil. The film also takes a look at people who struggle with life because of the effects from a dumb down education system.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson shows one way how under educating people can effect certain outcomes of an entire group of people. But just because some people are more educated then others, this does not say that the more educated people are educated enough, because 99.9% of the humans on earth are not educated enough, which has even more negative outcomes such as death, disease and pollution.

Another great example when people have access to a higher quality education. Tanmay Bakshi - Tanmay Teaches (youtube channel - Joined Dec 25, 2011) (youtube) - Videos On: iOS, macOS, watchOS, Swift, ObjectiveC, PHP, VB, Windows, SQL, Math, Science.

The most Intelligent people are being exploited. Our main concern is that big corporations are exploiting too many of our best and brightest students, luring them in with high paying jobs that just end up wasting their valuable brain power and potential. Having them working on bogus projects that do more harm to society than good. It's bad enough that big corporations are buying up the competition and creating monopolies, but they are also buying up people like they were pawns. This is a dangerous game that they are destined to lose. Sadly, some of them don't even care that they're losing. But many people do care. We don't want to be dragged down anymore. This ignorance is killing us. So you see, we have to get you to stop. WHICH IS OUR ONLY CHOICE, but luckily you have choices, choices you can make that would save us a lot of problems and time.

There are more films on this page about education, just look for links with youtube or video.

Higher Education

Below is more information about the Seriousness of Education Reform.

Yes, many people know that our education system is a horrible failure. And if you are not aware of this, then you are truly a victim of this incompetent education system.

Tracking - Under Matching - Under Educating

Tracking 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. The segregation of low performing students from high performing students with no reintegration plan.

Under Matching 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.

Targeted Marketing - Assimilation - Discrimination - Knowledge Gap - Brain Drain

Classes set by ability are hitting children's self-confidence. Study could have important implications for interventions directed at addressing disadvantage in education. The way a vast amount of schools are setup, with classes grouping children based on their ability, is severely affecting pupil's self-confidence.

We need targeted education instead of targeted marketing that triggers ignorant behaviors and time wasting distractions, Targeted education could trigger learning and motivate a person to be intelligent and to seek out healthy experiences. Targeted education will remind a person of their goals and help them achieve their goals. Targeted education will be there to help a person, not hurt a person like targeted marketing does.

Not everything about tracking is bad, especially when putting together good teams and organizations. But there are many bad things with tracking students. The main problem is not the tracking itself, it is the teaching in a classroom setting where a group of students is taught by one teacher who has no connection with any one student, or can give any one student personal attention. This is not just a horrible way to educate someone, it is also a horrible way to treat someone. To be estranged by an education system is abusive. One size does not fit all. Every student should be allowed to go at their own pace. Every student should be allowed to advance quicker, and every student should be allowed to take their time when needed. But the most important thing is that every student should fully understand their current level of knowledge and fully understand their current skill level, as well as fully understand how to reach their personal education goals. And on top of that, every student should fully understand what a false sense of accomplishment is, and why it's dangerous to have a false sense of failure or have a false sense of worth.

Tracking students is just the tip of iceberg and just a small part of a much bigger problem, which is the under-education of students. You still have dumb and dumber. And most students are not aware of this, which is proof that the dumbing down of education exists. If everyone around you is ignorant, then you will think that your ignorance is normal, and you will conform to what you think is normal. And students in higher performing classes will ignorantly believe that they are more educated, which is partly true, but when you compare yourself to less educated people, then you only confirm that you yourself are not fully educated. Good grades are not a measurement of intelligence. Tracking students and dumbing down education provided society with factory workers, low pay workers, republicans and a steady supply of soldiers. But dumbing down education also caused most of the problems that society is suffering from, like poverty, wars, white collar crimes, sexual perversion, mental illness, propaganda and a divided society, just to name a few. I witnessed classroom tracking first hand when I was in Broadview Junior High School in 1973. I was accidentally or incompetently put in a lower performing class of students, which was disturbing. But of course I had no idea what tracking was then. When I was moved to a higher performing class I ignorantly believed that I would be better off. Tracking also happened in Danbury High School in 1977. When I was moved to a higher performing class, all I saw was very obedient and passive students. And of course I felt left behind and uneducated, which was only partly true because I did not know then what I know now. Danbury High School in 1977 was a dropout factory and some teachers looked like over paid baby sitters, and Danbury High School is not doing much better in 2020. So every student is being extremely undereducated, it's just that some people are more undereducated than others.

Detracking means that schools stop the traditional system of separating students by ability and performance in various subjects. Every student should understand what prerequisites means.

Big-Fish Little-Pond Effect happens when individuals compare their own self-concept with their peers and equally capable
individuals have higher self-concepts when in a less capable group than in a more capable group. For example, it is better for academic self-concept to be a big fish in a little pond (gifted student in regular reference group) than to be a small fish in a big pond (gifted student in gifted reference group). High achieving and gifted students are just as susceptible to the effect as are less
talented students indicating that the effect depends only on the achievement of the reference group. Higher academic self-concept (ASC) has been shown to predict future performance and achievement.

Racial Segregation 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 home. Discrimination.

Surrounded by Low Achievers: High on Positive Emotions? Researchers demonstrate negative impacts of high-achieving environment on school students' individual emotional well-being.

The End of Education 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 culture.

"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, homework being loaded 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 infantilized."

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 with benefits. 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 opportunity." A lot of things that we learn are by chance, randomly and spontaneously. But you have to be aware 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"

Our 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 (wiki)

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 learning. “An educated person is someone who knows how to learn and continually learns”.

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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. Standards 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" 

The War on Ignorance

Stop Education Cuts - Say No To Cuts

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, fragmented and 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 don't experience life you will have no life.  

All text books should be available for digital download for Laptops or Netbooks with 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. Education News.

I love the One Laptop Per Child and the Class Mate PC program but I want to take it to the next level with another Laptop Idea for the advanced student or as a teaching tool for an educator.

The True Purpose of Education - Academic Imperative

The purpose of education should always be to prepare people for the challenges of life, and to fully inform people about the realities of the world, as well as, be educated enough to protect themselves from misinformation and protect themselves from a misguided belief system. Education should help socialize children into society by teaching cultural values and norms. Education should equip students with the skills needed to become productive members of society. Every student must have enough skills, knowledge and information to have the ability to pursue any career, work any job, chase any dream, reach any goal, and continue to learn in any form of higher education in order to improve their skills or to seek an academic degree, academic major, master degree or a doctor of philosophy.

Sufficient is a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement without being abundant or irrelevant.

Adequate is having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task. Sufficient for the purpose.

Constructive is something serving a useful purpose. Tending to build up.

Holistic Education is to engage all aspects of the learner, including the mind, the body, and the spirit, where each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to their local community, to the natural world, and to humanitarian values such as compassion and peace. Holistic Development is a complete educational strategy that aims to develop physical, intellectual, emotional, cognitive, and social abilities in the young. It seeks to enhance these skills in the early stage of life, which will prepare them to meet the challenges and difficulties of daily life in the future as adults. Holistic Living means having balance in your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual being. It is about keeping harmony in all areas of your life and approaching healing from the perspective of being whole. We mean addressing health concerns and complications from all aspects that make up who you are. Holistic Theology does not focus on any specific religion, belief system or God. Rather, holistic theology analyzes a religious concept as it relates to every religion, the whole of religious belief and practice. Seeing the Whole Picture.

The best way to solve problems is to be educated enough and skilled enough to solve problems. The best way to avoid making mistakes and avoid certain problems is to be educated enough and skilled enough to know how to avoid making costly mistakes and avoid certain problems. The best way to live a good life is to be educated enough and skilled enough to know how to live a good life. An astronaut is trained for space travel, our education system should train young people for life travel.

Count the Things that Matter - Remember the Things that Matter - Read the things that Matter - Language

Learning Object is a collection of content items, practice items, and assessment items that are combined based on a single learning objective. Learning Objects is known by numerous other terms, including: content objects, chunks, educational objects, information objects, intelligent objects, knowledge bits, knowledge objects, learning components, media objects, reusable curriculum components, nuggets, reusable information objects, reusable learning objects, testable reusable units of cognition, training components, and units of learning.

Simultaneous Subject Teaching - Encyclopedism

A student should be a finely tuned learning machine by the age of 15. Life has many challenges, and those challenges are increasing and becoming more complicated everyday, especially in 2023. The only way to adequately prepare people for the struggles they face is to give people the knowledge they need to fully understand their situation. Having knowledge is very beneficial. So the value of knowledge should never be under-estimated. People need to know how much potential they have, and people need to know how to use their potential effectively and efficiently so they can have a productive life, a meaningful life, and a life of purpose. Knowledge is the energy that gives humans their power. And everyone needs to have this power so that each persons power can be utilized instead of being marginalized in unproductive and destructive ways. Knowledge is our greatest strength, but we are under utilizing knowledge. So we need to start utilizing the potential that every human has. People need to be ready.

The purpose of education should be about teaching kids how to be logical and sensible. To be knowledgeable and have the ability to read above the high school level. To write and communicate effectively. To be able to count so that they can calculate and predict the future outcomes. To be aware of themselves. To be aware of other people. To be aware of the world and their environment. To be healthy and strong. To be unafraid, but still cautious and careful. To be honest and morally sound. To be compassionate and understanding and to help people in need. To stand up for what is right and be able to defend themselves when needed. To question things for there validity and reasoning. To never seek revenge but to seek justice and reform. To be patient and to have self-control. To be emotionally stable, To be happy and grateful. To have a good sense of humor. To be creative and open minded. To be adventurous and inspired. 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.

if you can't educate someone to be prepared for life, then that person can be victimized, and they will have problems controlling their emotions, and they will have problems with communication and problems with relationships. If someone is not ready to face the realities of life, and if they're not aware of the struggles that people have to endure everyday, then that person is in for a rude awakening. When a person finally realizes how much they don't know about themselves and the world around them, it's going to be traumatic. This is why we must educate every child to the highest degree possible. Educating an adult is extremely difficult. Adults have accumulated stubborn beliefs that tend to not listening and not have good reasoning skills. When an adult pretends that they know and understand something, they will not seek out other perspectives or look for more information. Higher learning has basically stopped, and human development becomes stagnant.

"When you only know so much, you can only do so much. Not that you can't do anything important, it's just that you can do more when you know more. When you learn more, you can do more. More knowledge equals more possibilities. What you do is important, what you learn is even more important."

Reading a dictionary will help you to understand the definitions of words, but it will not help you to understand the meaning of words when they are used within a particular context. Reading all the encyclopedias in the world will help you to understand many things in the world, but it will not help you to understand what knowledge and information means is a whole. There is a level of human intelligence that can only be acquired through deliberate learning. In order to better understand yourself and the world around you, you have to learn the things that will give you a better understanding of yourself and the world around you. And you also need an accurate method for measuring the accuracy and the value of what you understand about yourself and the world around you.

Pre-School - Head Start - After School Programs - Learning Methods and Styles

The true purpose of education should be - Teach students to become free thinkers and expert analyzers of information. Teach students how to formulate ideas and information into logical answers. Teach students how to learn from history and how to learn from mistakes and learn from bad decisions. Students should learn from good experiences and learn from bad experiences so they can make better choices and better decisions. Teach students how to see the future and understand the importance of being prepared, and the importance of intelligent planning and the awareness that science has given us. Teach students what it means to be successful. Teach students how to use machines effectively and responsibly as well as teaching students how to survive without machines and still retain the necessary knowledge and skills to live. Teach students to be analytical thinkers who are not constrained, and who are instead encouraged to explore and to be creative. Teach students how to understand themselves, and to be aware of their potential, and to be aware of their abilities, and at the same time, to be aware of their vulnerabilities. Teach Students to have a clear understanding of logic and why common sense is so important. Teach students to be conscious and to know how to focus. Teach students on how to possess excellent perceptual skills. Teach students to live with purpose, to have pride, and to never stop learning. Students should develop reasoning about perennial questions. they should master the methods of scientific inquiry and cultivate the intellect. Teaching should create positive change agents, develop spirituality, and show students how to be a model in a democratic society. Basic Knowledge 101.

Actionable Principles of Formative Assessment. Principles include the integration of assessment into the process of teaching and learning, using assessment evidence to advance learning, and using assessment to support student self-regulation.

As we teach students to be proficient readers, writers and communicators, we should also teach students to have a good understanding of the skills and techniques that are needed for learning, so that students become self directed learners who are proficient in problem solving and are very skillful in analyzing information. Educate students to have a good understanding of the processing abilities of the human brain. Educate students so that they have a good understanding of the worlds accumulated knowledge. Educate students to have a good understanding of awareness. Educate students so that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to create an effective self-awareness, conscious of oneself, and conscious of ones surroundings, and not only what is perceived by the individual, but also what is perceived by others. Educate students so that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to create effective processes, executive functions and techniques for reasoning and analyzing information that is acquired from all the human senses. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, for learning is a continuum, and the benefits are limitless.

21st Century Skills or applied skills or soft skills, include personal, interpersonal, or learning-based skills, such as life skills and problem-solving skills, people skills, and social skills. The skills have been grouped into three main areas: Learning and innovation skills: critical thinking and problem solving, communications and collaboration, creativity and innovation. Digital literacy skills: information literacy, media literacy, Information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy. Career and life skills: flexibility and adaptability, initiative and self-direction, social and cross-cultural interaction, productivity and accountability. Twelve 21st Century skills are: Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Information literacy, Media literacy, Technology literacy, Flexibility, Leadership, Initiative, Productivity, Social skills.

Foundation Skills (PDF) - Academic Skills

Life Skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life. This concept is also termed as psychosocial competency. The subject varies greatly depending on social norms and community expectations but skills that function for well-being and aid individuals to develop into active and productive members of their communities are considered as life skills.

Mindful - Staying Calm - Emotion Regulation - Coping - Anger Management Resilience - Not being overly Sensitive - Avoiding Escapism - Situation Awareness

Life Skills-Based Education is a form of education that focuses on cultivating personal life skills such as self-reflection, critical thinking, problem solving and interpersonal skills.

People Skills - Social Skills - Emotional intelligence - Study Skills - Vocational Skills

Soft Skills or common skills or core skills, are skills applicable to all professions. These include critical thinking, problem solving, public speaking, professional writing, teamwork, digital literacy, leadership, professional attitude, work ethic, career management and intercultural fluency. This is in contrast to hard skills, which are specific to individual professions. The word "skill" highlights the practical function. skills can include social graces, communication abilities, language skills, personal habits, cognitive or emotional empathy, time management, teamwork and leadership traits. the word "skill" has to be interpreted as the ability to master hardly controlled actions.

Hard Skills are the technical skills you need to complete specific tasks. Hard skills are acquired through formal education and training. Hard Skills Examples are Technical skills, Computer skills, Microsoft Office skills, Analytical skills, Marketing skills, Presentation skills, Management skills, Project management skills.

Vocational Education is education that prepares people to work as a technician or to take up employment in a skilled craft or trade as a tradesperson or artisan.

The true aim of education should be more about implanting a will and facility for learning. To develop independent learners, to instill logic and the processes of reasoning.

We have to teach students how to develop study skills. 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 for validity.

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.

Education needs to go way beyond the lessons of life, or soft skills, or informal learning, or compulsory schooling, or native intelligence, or general studies, or general educational development, or a minor academic or exploratory studies, or tertiary education, or university preparatory, or higher education, or college, or polymath or remedial education. Being truant 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. Intelligence.

Learning Objectives are statements that define the expected goal of a curriculum, course, lesson or activity in terms of demonstrable skills or knowledge that will be acquired by a student as a result of instruction. Also known as : Instructional objectives, learning outcomes, learning goals. The definition of learning objectives is (or should be) the foundation of any instructional design. Educational Aims and Objectives relates to gaining an ability, a skill, some knowledge, a new attitude etc..

Outcome-Based Education is an educational process that bases each part of an educational system around goals and outcomes. By the end of the educational experience, each student should have achieved the goal of being intelligent, along with having Life skills, Basic skills, Professional and vocational skills, Problem Solving skills, Interpersonal skills and personal skills. The focus on outcomes creates a clear expectation of what needs to be accomplished by the end of the course. Students will understand what is expected of them and teachers will know what they need to teach during the course. Education should be flexible so instructors will be able to structure their lessons around the student’s needs. Student involvement in the classroom is a key part of assessments.

Intended Learning Outcomes (MIT)

Academic Advising is a series of intentional interactions with a curriculum, a pedagogy, and a set of student learning outcomes. Academic advising synthesizes and contextualizes students' educational experiences within the frameworks of their aspirations, abilities and lives to extend learning beyond campus boundaries and timeframes. The National Academic Advising Association.

Students should be always reminded that they should be active participants in learning and that they are ultimately responsible for understanding what they have learned, especially for all the things learned that are not taught in schools. Teachers are mostly responsible for sharing some information and skills, not responsible for what happens with that students life.

Educational Essentialism is an educational philosophy whose adherents believe that children should learn the traditional basic subjects thoroughly. In this philosophical school of thought, the aim is to instill students with the "essentials" of academic knowledge, enacting a back-to-basics approach. Essentialism ensures that the accumulated wisdom of our civilization as taught in the traditional academic disciplines is passed on from teacher to student. Such disciplines might include Reading, Writing, Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Mathematics, Science, Art, and Music. Moreover, this traditional approach is meant to train the mind, promote reasoning, and ensure a common culture. Being Prepared.

Educational Aims - Knowledge, Descriptive knowledge, Procedural knowledge, Wisdom, Skills, Higher order thinking skills, Numeracy, Reasoning, 21st century skills, Creativity, Metacognition, Life skills, Study skills, Critical thinking, Literacy, Cultural literacy, Diaspora literacy, Faith literacy, Digital literacy, Computer literacy, Transliteracy, Technological literacy, Web literacy, Information and media literacy, Data literacy, Information literacy, Media literacy, Scientific literacy, Statistical literacy, Visual literacy, Information literacies, Agricultural literacy, Carbon literacy, Ecological literacy, Emotional literacy, Geo-literacy, Health literacy, Mental health literacy, Legal literacy, Oracy, Power literacy, Critical literacy, Racial literacy, Financial literacy, Musical literacy, Disposition, Attitudes, Discipline, Social-emotional skills, Interpersonal relationship, Self-awareness, Social consciousness, Emotional self-regulation, Self-directed beliefs, Academic self-concept, Academic self-efficacy, Self-esteem, Motivation Building, Educational equity, Educational inequality, Peace, Reconciliation, Economic growth, Sustainable development, Justice.

Philosophy of Education is the branch of applied philosophy that investigates the nature of education as well as its aims and problems. what goals should be pursued in the process of education. Prominent suggestions include that education should foster knowledge, curiosity, creativity, rationality, and critical thinking while also promoting the tendency to think, feel, and act morally. The individual should thereby develop as a person, and achieve self-actualization by realizing their potential. Some theorists emphasize the cultivation of liberal ideals, such as freedom, autonomy, and open-mindedness, while others stress the importance of docility, obedience to authority, and ideological purity, sometimes also with a focus on piety and religious faith. Many suggestions concern the social domain, such as fostering a sense of community and solidarity and thus turning the individual into a productive member of society while protecting them from the potentially negative influences of society. The discussion of these positions and the arguments cited for and against them often include references to various disciplines in their justifications, such as ethics, psychology, anthropology, and sociology. The different theories of the aims of education are sometimes divided into goods-based, skills-based, and character-based accounts. Goods-based accounts hold that the ultimate aim of education is to produce some form of epistemic good, such as truth, knowledge, and understanding. Skills-based accounts, on the other hand, see the development of certain skills, like rationality as well as critical and independent thinking as the goal of education. For character-based accounts, the character traits or virtues of the learner play the central role, often with an emphasis on moral and civic traits like kindness, justice, and honesty. Critical thinking is often cited as one of the central aims of education.

The Perfect Education does not yet exist, why? How do you cultivate individual achievement when you're not even sure what that means? 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 career education and work skills are essential, we know that there is much more to life than 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 intelligent answers. The learning objective needs to be defined and understood if you want teaching to be effective. Education is a right, but education also needs to be right.

Goals of Basic Knowledge 101 - Simultaneous Subject Teaching - Stages of Learning

Cultivate is to teach or refine someone to be discriminative in taste or judgment. Cultivate in farming means to foster the growth of crops or prepare for crops. Adapt a wild plant to the environment.

Utilize is to make something work for a particular purpose and be used or put into service as designed.

Designed is something done, made or performed with purpose and intent to function.

Imperative is a duty that is essential and urgent that requires attention or action. A mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior.

Machine Learning - Paying People to Learn - Planning - Knowledge Visualization

Learning Standards 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).

Online Learning - Classroom Learning (Pros and Cons)

Teaching pupils to 'think like Da Vinci' will help them to take on climate change. Reforms to the school curriculum which mix the arts and sciences, so that these subjects 'teach together' around common themes like climate change and food security, will better prepare young people for the real-world challenges that will define their adult lives, researchers argue in a new paper. Evidence is also emerging that a transdisciplinary approach enhances pupils' acquisition of key skills.

The ideal student valued by both learners and university staff is a punctual, organized, hard worker and enthusiastic learner, rather than someone with excellent academic results, high intelligence and good employability. Academic skills least valued when assessing the 'ideal student' by academics and peers. Higher education staff and students value the ideal university student as a hard-working and punctual person, but not necessarily a genius. The eight dimensions of what makes an ideal student were chosen, in order, as: diligence and engagement, organization and discipline, reflection and innovation, positive and confident outlook, supportive of others, academic skills, employability skills, intelligence and strategic approach. Challenges and strategies for assessing student workplace performance during work-integrated learning.

Indigenous Education specifically focuses on teaching Indigenous knowledge, models, methods, and content within formal or non-formal educational systems. The growing recognition and use of Indigenous education methods can be a response to the erosion and loss of Indigenous knowledge through the processes of colonialism, globalization, and modernity.

Alternative Education encompasses many pedagogical approaches differing from mainstream pedagogy. Such alternative learning environments may be found within state, charter, and independent schools as well as home-based learning environments. Many educational alternatives emphasize small class sizes, close relationships between students and teachers and a sense of community. The legal framework for such education varies by locality, and determines any obligation to conform with mainstream standard tests and grades. Alternative pedagogical approaches may include different structures, as in the open classroom, different teacher-student relationships, as in the Quaker and free schools, and/or differing curricula and teaching methods, as in the Waldorf and Montessori schools. Synonyms for "alternative" in this context include "non-traditional," "non-conventional" and "non-standardized". Alternative educators use terms such as "authentic", "holistic" and "progressive".

Remedial is to correct or improve something or make something better. Something done to cure or treat someone. Provided or intended for students who are experiencing learning difficulties.

Remedial Education is to assist students in order to achieve expected competencies in core academic skills such as literacy and numeracy. Whereas special education is designed specifically for students with special needs, remedial education can be designed for any students, with or without special needs; the defining trait is simply that they have reached a point of lack of preparedness, regardless of why. (remedial education is also known as developmental education, basic skills education, compensatory education, preparatory education, and academic upgrading).

Grades - Degrees - Entry Testing

Academic is something relating to education and scholarship. A school or academy for special training. A learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge. An institution for the advancement of art, science or literature. Academic can also be a teacher or scholar in a college or institute of higher education. Academic can also mean something hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result and may not be of practical relevance.

"Education that Works" - "Real World Training" - "The Best Defense is Common Sense" - Education Quotes.

Life-wide Learning involves real contexts and authentic settings. Visualizing learning and personal development as a whole of life enterprise.

Critical Pedagogy combines education with critical theory. - Learning by Doing (PDF)

"Changing the existing system from one focused on inputs to one focused on outputs"

What is 21st Century Education - Skills Framework - Skills 21 - Skills You Need

21st Century Knowledge (BK101) - Save People Time and Maximize their Potential.

Solving 21st-century problems requires skills that few are trained in, scientists find. A new scientific report identifies the essential components of collaborative problem solving and shows how integrating knowledge from diverse fields will be essential for training these abilities. This unique set of cognitive and social skills include: Shared understanding: Group members share common goals when solving a new problem. Accountability: The contributions that each member makes are visible to the rest of the group. Differentiated roles: Group members draw on their specific expertise to complete different tasks. Interdependency: Group members depend on the contributions of others to solve the problem.

Worker Qualities - Purpose - Utility

When you 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 teach college. A student should not only learn how to save time, but they should also learn how to make Time. Baccalaureate Program (PDF) - IBO.

Distributing Laptops Filled with Educational Material

Revolution in Education in the 21st century, the curriculum is no longer the most important aspect of school. It is the experience of learning that teaches the portable skills that students need to be successful in this rapidly changing world. It is a positive learning experience that results in students graduating and becoming life-long learners; not just learners who can retain content information long enough to take the next test. A deeper learning experience creates self-esteem, empathy, confidence essential qualities for personal success in the job industry, with in relationships and strengthening family bonds. Students are an untapped resource that can change the world. Traditional education positions students as not yet ready to be contributing members of society; however, a change in that paradigm could unleash unimaginable talent to solve the world’s problems.

I Pledge Allegiance to Learning, for Knowledge is the greatest gift and our greatest strength.

First: You need to know how to read, you need to fully comprehend 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 listen carefully. You need to know how to communicate effectively. This includes having a very strong vocabulary and a full understanding of language.

Second: You have know how to be a self-directed learner 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 helpKnowing Good Sources to find Answers

Third: You have to be good at problem solving. You have to be good at planning and decision making. You have to know sufficient Math, and know when to use it. You have to be able to calculate important factors in problem solving. Competence.

Fourth: You have to understand science 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 the laws of nature.

Fifth: You have to have a good understanding of the human body. Understand both mental and physical capabilities, understand your needs, as well as your vulnerabilities.

Sixth: You have to understand relationships by being self mart, as well as, being people smart.

Seventh: You have to be good at making tools. You also need to be effective and efficient when using tools no matter what tools you are using, like technology tools, basic tools or heavy equipment.

Eighth: You have to understand creativity 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: You have to understand the environment. You should know how to build a shelter, both a temporary shelter and a permanent shelter. You have to know how to grow food and find clean water. You have to know how to create energy 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: You have to learn how important it is to keep learning. 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.

Principal Aims and Purposes. There are two principal aims and four main purposes set out in the National Curriculum documentation: National Curriculum England, Wales and Northern Ireland (wiki)

Aim 1: The 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 identity through 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 recognize 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 judgments and independent decisions and to 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.

Purpose 1: To establish an entitlement. Purpose 2: To establish standards. Purpose 3: To promote continuity and coherence. Purpose 4: To promote public understanding.

Polymath 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.

Multipotentiality is the ability of a person to excel in two or more different fields.

Renaissance Humanism 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.

Collective Wisdom - Intelligence

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 information.
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 taught together as well as sequentially)

"The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives."  (Robert Maynard Hutchins)

"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 the Future.

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 Revolution. 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?

Core Subjects: 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] literacy)

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 following: Communication in the mother tongue. Communication in foreign languages. Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology. Digital competence. Learning to learn. Social and civic competences. Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. Cultural awareness and expression.

Quality Education - Quality Education and the Key Role of Teachers (PDF) - Quality Education (PDF) - Quality in Education (PDF) - Quality Education in Juvenile Justice Secure Care Settings (PDF).

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 character--that is 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 accumulated experience of social living. If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, "brethren!" Be careful, teachers! - MLK.

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 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. Classroom Management.

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.

"The purpose of education is to make ignorance nearly impossible so that our mistakes 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."

American University - VanDamme Academy

"Schools are not preparing kids. So schools will be responsible for all the mistakes that students make and all the inactions 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 follow you"

This video shows just how ignorant some Administrators and Unions can be. Vouchers 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.

American Idiot – Green Day (2004, youtube)

Lunch Scholars (youtube) Shows how uneducated some kids are...Disturbing!

I would never say that a diploma or a degree is worthless. I would say that some knowledge is worth more than 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 your time. And it just can't be about the money, so what is your true purpose? Do you have what it takes? Everyone needs skills. Everyone needs knowledge and information. But not everyone needs the same specialized skills or the same specialized knowledge. And it's not just about what you want, but also, what the world needs. Do your home work and use some teamwork.

Social Problems

Teachers unions can be criminal at times. The only thing they should be negotiating is what’s best for children’s education and what's best for teachers, 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 Sociopath and at the same time she’s making teachers look like a bunch of Mental Cases. 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 and Government 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 right thing. Be the hero. Be a great example. Be the change that we desperately need.

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 some college education material. 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.

The Foundation for Education Choice.

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 children.

Congress Declares that the National Education Goals are the following:
(1) School readiness
(A) By the year 2000, all children in America will start school ready to learn.
(B) The objectives for this goal are that—
(i) all children will have access to high-quality and developmentally appropriate preschool programs that help prepare children for school;
(ii) every parent in the United States will be a child’s first teacher and devote time each day to helping such parent’s preschool child learn, and parents will have access to the training and support parents need; and
(iii) children will receive the nutrition, physical activity experiences, and health care needed to arrive at school with healthy minds and bodies, and to maintain the mental alertness necessary to be prepared to learn, and the number of low-birthweight babies will be significantly reduced through enhanced prenatal health systems.
(2) School completion
(A) By the year 2000, the high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90 percent.
(B) The objectives for this goal are that—
(i) the Nation must dramatically reduce its school dropout rate, and 75 percent of the students who do drop out will successfully complete a high school degree or its equivalent; and
(ii) the gap in high school graduation rates between American students from minority backgrounds and their non-minority counterparts will be eliminated.
(3) Student achievement and citizenship
(A) By the year 2000, all students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography, and every school in America will ensure that all students learn to use their minds well, so they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment in our Nation’s modern economy.
(B) The objectives for this goal are that—
(i) the academic performance of all students at the elementary and secondary level will increase significantly in every quartile, and the distribution of minority students in each quartile will more closely reflect the student population as a whole;
(ii) the percentage of all students who demonstrate the ability to reason, solve problems, apply knowledge, and write and communicate effectively will increase substantially;
(iii) all students will be involved in activities that promote and demonstrate good citizenship, good health, community service, and personal responsibility;
(iv) all students will have access to physical education and health education to ensure they are healthy and fit;
(v) the percentage of all students who are competent in more than one language will substantially increase; and
(vi) all students will be knowledgeable about the diverse cultural heritage of this Nation and about the world community.
(4) Teacher education and professional development.
(A) By the year 2000, the Nation’s teaching force will have access to programs for the continued improvement of their professional skills and the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to instruct and prepare all American students for the next century.
(B) The objectives for this goal are that—
(i) all teachers will have access to preservice teacher education and continuing professional development activities that will provide such teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to teach to an increasingly diverse student population with a variety of educational, social, and health needs;
(ii) all teachers will have continuing opportunities to acquire additional knowledge and skills needed to teach challenging subject matter and to use emerging new methods, forms of assessment, and technologies;
(iii) States and school districts will create integrated strategies to attract, recruit, prepare, retrain, and support the continued professional development of teachers, administrators, and other educators, so that there is a highly talented work force of professional educators to teach challenging subject matter; and
(iv) partnerships will be established, whenever possible, among local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, parents, and local labor, business, and professional associations to provide and support programs for the professional development of educators.
(5) Mathematics and science
(A) By the year 2000, United States students will be first in the world in mathematics and science achievement.
(B) The objectives for this goal are that—
(i) mathematics and science education, including the metric system of measurement, will be strengthened throughout the system, especially in the early grades;
(ii) the number of teachers with a substantive background in mathematics and science, including the metric system of measurement, will increase by 50 percent; and
(iii) the number of United States undergraduate and graduate students, especially women and minorities, who complete degrees in mathematics, science, and engineering will increase significantly.
(6) Adult literacy and lifelong learning
(A) By the year 2000, every adult American will be literate and will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
(B) The objectives for this goal are that—
(i) every major American business will be involved in strengthening the connection between education and work;
(ii) all workers will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills, from basic to highly technical, needed to adapt to emerging new technologies, work methods, and markets through public and private educational, vocational, technical, workplace, or other programs;
(iii) the number of quality programs, including those at libraries, that are designed to serve more effectively the needs of the growing number of part-time and midcareer students will increase substantially;
(iv) the proportion of the qualified students, especially minorities, who enter college, who complete at least two years, and who complete their degree programs will increase substantially;
(v) the proportion of college graduates who demonstrate an advanced ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems will increase substantially; and
(vi) schools, in implementing comprehensive parent involvement programs, will offer more adult literacy, parent training and life-long learning opportunities to improve the ties between home and school, and enhance parents’ work and home lives.
(7) Safe, disciplined, and alcohol- and drug-free schools
(A) By the year 2000, every school in the United States will be free of drugs, violence, and the unauthorized presence of firearms and alcohol and will offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning.
(B) The objectives for this goal are that—
(i) every school will implement a firm and fair policy on use, possession, and distribution of drugs and alcohol;
(ii) parents, businesses, governmental and community organizations will work together to ensure the rights of students to study in a safe and secure environment that is free of drugs and crime, and that schools provide a healthy environment and are a safe haven for all children;
(iii) every local educational agency will develop and implement a policy to ensure that all schools are free of violence and the unauthorized presence of weapons;
(iv) every local educational agency will develop a sequential, comprehensive kindergarten through twelfth grade drug and alcohol prevention education program;
(v) drug and alcohol curriculum should be taught as an integral part of sequential, comprehensive health education;
(vi) community-based teams should be organized to provide students and teachers with needed support; and
(vii) every school should work to eliminate sexual harassment.
(8) Parental participation
(A) By the year 2000, every school will promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional, and academic growth of children.
(B) The objectives for this Goal are that—
(i) every State will develop policies to assist local schools and local educational agencies to establish programs for increasing partnerships that respond to the varying needs of parents and the home, including parents of children who are disadvantaged or bilingual, or parents of children with disabilities;
(ii) every school will actively engage parents and families in a partnership which supports the academic work of children at home and shared educational decisionmaking at school; and
(iii) parents and families will help to ensure that schools are adequately supported and will hold schools and teachers to high standards of accountability.
(Pub. L. 103–227, title I, § 102, Mar. 31, 1994, 108 Stat. 130.).

Incentive - Motivation

Incentives 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 motivate themselves. And sometimes incentives are good for people who lack knowledge and are dependent 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 future.

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We don't need no Stinking Badges "Incentives! We don't need no stinking Incentives, we just need the reasons, all the reasons. And don't leave anything important out either. We need all the facts." Pay People to Learn.

I'm not saying that I wouldn't except Incentives for 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 morons. 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. Not to say Incentivizing is Bad

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“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."

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"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 late. 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.

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"If you never improve education quality and quantity you will never improve."

"The Nation that becomes the most educated nation, by BK101 education standards, 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 Education 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 antidote, if not, it will surly be one of the greatest placebos 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 moving!

Panacea is a solution for all problems. Hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases.

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 other hammers are used to kill. We obviously understand the importance of education, but know one fully understands what education should be, or how effective it should be.

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 money. 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 famous person 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 conformists, 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.

Famous People who Dropped Out of School - Self Taught

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 second attempt.

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Harry Houdini or Ehrich Weiss dropped out of school at age 12, working several jobs, including locksmith's apprentice.

Andrew Jackson, the 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 spent two years at the Boston Latin School before dropping out at age ten and going to work for his father.
Richard Branson.

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.

Aretha Franklin dropped out at 15.

Quentin Tarantino dropped out at 15.

Al Pacino dropped out of his New York high school to pursue acting.

Jim Carrey dropped out of high school at just 16.

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 grades.

John Lennon was expelled from Liverpool College, so he joined a band.

Other notable dropouts were: Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Ansel Adams, Johnny Depp, Katy Perry, Nicolas Cage, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Kate Winslet, George Carlin, and Marilyn Monroe.

Female Teacher in Front Chalk Board When these famous people dropped out of school, they did not stop their education or stop educating themselves. They decided to take education into their own hands. If your school is failing to provide you with the education that you need, then you have to educate yourself and find a way to reach your goals outside of these institutions. And this is why these famous people found success without finishing school or finishing school as they originally planned. They finished their schooling on their own terms. This is why education should be available to everyone. A complete education curriculum needs to be in the form of computer software that is self teaching and self testing. No one should feel boxed in.

Companies that Started in a Garage.

Dropping out does not mean that you stop 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 impeded by a dysfunctional education system. It means that you understand that education is your responsibility. I can track my self, thank you very much.

It really doesn't matter if you drop out of school. All that matters is that you educate yourself and continue to learn. It's all the reading and learning that you do outside of school that ends up being the single most important factor when studying how to receive a degree, or when studying how to succeed in life and how to succeed in your work and in your relationships. There is not a lot of learning done in schools. All the most valuable learning is done outside school, but only if you have access to the worlds most valuable knowledge and information, and also understand the stages of learning.

So don't ever give up. Don't let the things that you did not do just yet, stop you from doing something amazing.

There is a big difference between going to school and being educated. Going to school does not prove that you are educated, it only says you attended an institution that provides some form of basic education skills. To be educated is to deliberately learn and acquire knowledge that is not taught in schools. To be educated is to have comprehension of yourself and the world around you without making assumptions and without pretending to be educated just becuase some institution gave you a diploma.

I'm a High school Drop Out. But it's not that I dropped out of High School, it's more like I had to fire my school and let my school go because it was not fulfilling my education needs. So I had to break up with my school. Besides that, I can learn more on my own and I can also learn faster own my own. Of course this does not mean that I don't seek professional advice or need skilled labor every now and then, it's just that I understand my capabilities a lot more now then I use to.

"I won't grow up, I don't wanna go to school, just to learn to be a parrot, and recite a silly rule, I'll never grow up, never grow up, not I, not me, so there."

Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated adventure fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the 1904 play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. 'I Won't Grow Up' Allison Williams | Peter Pan Live (youtube).

Not even Wikipedia can accurately explain what education reform is. Todays Education is dysfunctional and fragmented, with little coherence.

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