Thursday, February 11, 2010
My answer is as follows: We need to use education to broaden and expand the minds of the future generation. We need to train the next great thinkers. That involves exposing them to worlds, ideas, thoughts and ethics of not just our world but the world around us.
So my thoughts are these:
Foreign Language Education that starts in elementary school. The more foreign languages that they learn the better. I would start them with Latin/Greek, then move to Spanish or French then to German or Russian then in high school they can learn Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian or a multitude of others. The learning of foreign languages will not only stimulate their brain, but reading a foreign language will open them to a world of experiences outside of their hometown.
Math and Science education needs to become more advance. If we are going to teach computers lets use them to aid in the teaching of math, algebra, trigonometry, statistics, economics, biology, chemistry, the natural world, the sea, the sky, and all of natures wonders. We need to expose them to the wonders of math and science earlier. Math and science needs not to be scary but an avenue to a world of wonder. Yes I believe that we need to be teaching the young about ecology, botany, and creating a green world.
Shop/tool training needs to start earlier as well. If we can teach the young to use tools to build and fix things at a younger age then they will grow to appreciate things. Woodworking can start @ 5th grade. Electrical @ 8th grade. Auto shop in middle school, Computer shop in High school. Let's start showing them how things are made and maybe they will appreciate their toys more. No separating the boys to home-ec and the boys to shop. Let the children decide.
History needs to include more state history, US History, World History, Military History, Religious History. Need to know history so that we can learn from it.
More Business education is needed. Economics, Statistics, Business Math, General Business education. I believe this can be started as early as middle school.
Engineering training can begin in high school. Drafting, Construction Skills, Welding This way for those who can't afford or do not wish to go to college they have some job skills that can help them obtain work and get the better pay. Obviously the farmer kids need to start receiving agricultural training as early as possible.
Now let's discuss teachers. More scrutiny in the hiring of teachers and coaches. We need to ensure the safety of the children. Just because they have education and certification does not necessarily qualify them as educators. Why not pull from the professionals that actually do the work, much like the colleges do. There are a shortage of teachers yet there are men and women who were laid off of their jobs who could easily teach their trade to children. They would become valuable teaching tools to our young and encourage other teachers to obtain some life experience as well as education and certification. We need to also create some type of physcological screening and polygraph screening for teachers. It will not catch all of the bad ones, but just might scare some away.
These are just my ideas. Will they solve all of the problems with the education system? No. Are all of them perfect or without fault? No I can agree that these are just starting points and some need tweaking, but at least I am willing to state what my position is concerning education and what I would do to fix the education system. What a concept. Stay tuned! Maybe, one day if I win the lottery, I will be Governor of Oklahoma.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Anyway while he is holding every one else accountable for their spending, who is holding him and his cabinet accountable? Who is holding congress accountable for their spending? Why does the president get to spend billions on a new presidential limo and helicopters, when he demands that the CEOs be held accountable for their private jets and high salaries? How can he smugly stand there and tell the American people that we are all in this together, when they are given carte blanche to spend for themselves?
I used to be an executive assistant to the President/CEO of a small business. The executive got to fly the expensive airlines, stay in fancy hotels, and drive expensive SUVs. The rest of the employees had to fly Southwest, stay at the Holiday Inn and did not drive the fanciest of cars. I think of that when I hear the executive and legislative branch talk about struggling families. They are not the ones who are struggling, yet they want us to believe that they feel our pain. They do not feel or understand our struggles.
So why do you believe that the answer to our questions is to put our trust in the government? What makes you think that they will solve our problems? Why do you still trust them?
The day that they are held accountable for their spending, their budgets, and how they are spending our money is the day that I will put my faith back in them.
God Bless America
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Anyway here is my January list:
1) Journey to the Center of the Earth'
2) Many Bloody Returns
3) Great God Pan
4) The Christmas Sweater
5) Misteltoe Mysteries
6) Tale of Beedle the Bard
7) Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
keep on reading and writing
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Then I get my February 2009 Reader's Digest and there is an article on page 49 concerning Congress and their earmarked pork belly projects. It was along the same line of my own thoughts. The true enemy of the American People is not the President, as the liberal mass media would have you believe. Instead .... wait for it .... THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS is to blame for our current situation. They sell their votes, and their souls, to the highest bidder. They do not have our best interest at heart. Nope, they live and die by the polls and who is lining their pocketbooks.
These are some things to think about
- Who does not have to depend on Social Security for their retirement benefits? That's right the United States Congress!
- Who does not have to depend in Medicare benefits when they reach the proper age? Again it is the United States Congress
- Who automatically gets a raise due to cost of living? You guessed it the United States Congress
- Who lives on, and spends, our tax dollars YET PRODUCES NOTHING? .... do I really have to say it? OK Yes it is the Unites States Congress!
Wake Up America the change does not need to be among the Administration or White House, no no it needs to be in the House and Senate. Doesn't matter whether they are Democrats, Republicans, or Independents. Money talks, and Joe Six-Pack and Suzie Salad potato doesn't make enough to matter.
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