Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Develop and Implement a National Strategy for Sustainability

I would suggest that the best way to strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness, while making government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative, would be for the Obama Administration to lead the American People in Developing and Implementing a National Strategy for Sustainability. It is commonly recognized that those of us in the United States are not living sustainably today. With ...more »

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Required personal finance education in high schools

Smarter consumers are smarter citizens. Given the number of problems related to people not understanding their finances that have spread exponentially over the past year, its in the government's best interest to make sure people know the best way to make their money work for them. Had this sort of program been in place, we might have avoided some of the current crises we now face. First: Personal finance. From balancing ...more »

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Don't prop up failing schools

Historically the federal government has been a small investor in the nation's education system. With the recent economic stimulus bill, however, this changed virtually overnight. There is great danger in the sudden and massive amount of funding -- nearly $100 billion -- that the federal government is throwing at the nation's schools. District by district, the budgetary crises into which all schools were plunging created ...more »

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New America

Use stimulus money to... 1. Create a comprehensive network of high speed rail lines in low atmosphere tubes for commuting and commercial use. This technology is faster, cheaper and more efficient than air, truck or ship travel and building it would provide jobs. 2. Rewire the US for 'the Grid' (the new internet created by CERN) to upgrade our communication and commerce network and, again, create jobs. 3. Rework the electrical ...more »

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Increase teacher pay and enhance recruiting to improve our education system

We all are aware of how poorly our nation is education our young people to have the skills needed to compete with emerging countries. Most kids do not attend college and many don't even finish high school. Why is that the case in a world where all the low-skilled jobs have moved over seas? I think it's because the government and media have not done a good job informing young people about the importance of education in ...more »

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Start capacity building early for public participation

Start as early as preschool or kindergarten with having people participate in governance through use of consultative process through Web 2.0 and in person. This can then continue throughout their schooling and lifetime. There are many web 2.0 systems out there that are already being used for learning and collaboration in the classroom yet I find that my freshman university students have no idea how to formulate and respond ...more »

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Teach participation and empathy for others by teaching true history

We have been engaged in 'nation destroying' with regard to other nations, and are quick to point a finger at others' so-called terrorist practices when they refuse to bend down and knuckle under. From our definition of 'all men are created equal' to include only White, properties males, with a certain religious persuasion, to our persecution of dissenters (although the Republic was founded on dissent), our invading the ...more »

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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.

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Shifting decision making criteria from win/lose to ALL-win norms to build a world that works for all.

The win/lose approach to life which results in the well being of a few at the expense of the many is showing itself to be unworkable. Conflicts are escalating and environmental systems are breaking down. The time is ripe to build an ALL-WIN world which works well for all, including our environment. The world has become interdependent and this means that it is in the interest of all of us to ensure that all people can ...more »

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Allow schools to remove disruptive students, create alternative education paths, and establish public day care

Public schools are being mis-used a public daycares. The primary mission of schools used to be educating and preparing children to be members of a democracy and to be competitive in the market. Now schools primary mission is to be a place to park children while parents work. Our workforce depends upon schools acting as a safe haven to place their children while they work. Because of these pressures schools are forced ...more »

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PROJECTalphabet: literacy meets technology

Here's an idea to help schools. It's a free, totally engaging way for kids to learn the alphabet.

 

PROJECTalphabet: Bedford Road to the White House

http://www.smilinggoat.com/alphabets.html

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