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Free Education

Free education available from the cradle to the grave (including room and board) paid for when you work through slightly higher income taxes.

 

Take the paperwork out of the hands of student and family.

Submitted by (@azaleahs)

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Training material YouTube

Require all training materials created using federal taxpayer money be posted on a free easily accessible system such as YouTube. This will allow for reduced duplication of effort spent creating the same material in multiple locations. Also, provide a financial reward for the most viewed training material to reward high quality material creation/sharing.

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Training For Sustainable Green Businesses

To create sustainable green jobs, you must have both technical training, and green business training. You need real, down to earth training that is focused on the unique nature of running a successful green business. To be effective you also need to use the power of the Internet to take this training to communities both big and small. You may say, there are thousands of business classes offered by universities and private ...more »

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Public School classes on the internet

I'm not suggesting that everyone stay at home but; -people in disadvantaged schools could take classes from afar, -your parents could access a class and determine if the teacher was as bad or good as you say. -if you were sick or otherwise had to miss class you could still catch the class on the internet. -after a large number of classes in various school districts were recorded they could be viewed by future teachers, ...more »

Submitted by (@azaleahs)

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CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The Citizens Network for Sustainable Development has been urging our federal government to fulfill it’s commitment to develop and implement a National Strategy for Sustainability for more than ten years now. I posted an idea and proposal on this idea yesterday (May 27) under the category of New Strategies and Techniques of Participation. It has already gotten quite a few votes and will probably receive substantially more ...more »

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Digital 'Federal Academy of Science & Technology'

In 1995, the Western Governor's Association established a bipartisan interstate compact to establish Western Governor's University, an open-entry, all digital, accredited online institution of higher learning. It offers Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Teaching, Nursing, Business, and Information Technology, with no barriers to admission, in an accelerated self-paced format driven by competency milestones rather than ...more »

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Public Schools 2.0: Public Schools as a service to the student and society. Open society vs Gangs.

Our top-down educational system is holding us back. It was adopted during the industrial revolution as a means to increase conformity and educational standards. Unfortunately, government has been using these goals as reason for oppression. In many cases, constitutional rights are completely ignored in the name of “education.” For example, public schools around the country have adopted school uniform policies which disallow ...more »

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Train leaders how to build trust to support collaboration

Leaders often don't know how to build the strong trust necessary for people to fully engage in collaboration. Instituting a training program focused on building, maintaining and, when necessary restoring trust in government workplaces would directly support the use of collaboration. Trust doesn't just happen, it requires attention and practice. But people have to know what to pay attention to before they can practice. ...more »

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STUDENT LOANS

For students unable to began re-paying their student loans at the designated time, develop a program (possibly on the model of Job Corps, Peace Corps, etc.) that provides a needed and relevant service to designated federal agencies, state agencies and/or community organizations where students would enter a "contract" to provide "creditable" service to the program that would be credited toward reduction of the principal ...more »

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A Whole Systems Training Approach: Leadership for Four Stages of Transition from Crisis to Resilience

Many of the suggestions for creating Open Government advocate for open forums for dialog and deliberation. How do we get there from here? Let's consider some of the factors that contribute to where we are before we can talk about where we're going: We are having a financial meltdown affecting every person, community and state in this country. We are spending at least half of our budget on war and all its components ...more »

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Require Communication Skills Training

Too many people who work for government are not up to the task of interacting with the public. At minimum they need customer service training. At higher levels, they need to be proficient in public debate, public speaking and dealing with the press.

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Staple a green card to every advanced degree awarded in the US

The US has made a *huge* investment in my education: I have both a Master's and most of a PhD from good US institutions, and neither has cost me a cent due to receiving fellowships and working as a research assistant. The US has therefore invested something like a quarter of a million dollars in me, only to send me home after my degree (because the F1 student visa is of "nonimmigrant intent"). After paying for me to ...more »

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