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(@azaleahs)

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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 »

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(@robwheeler)

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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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(@david.wenbert)

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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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(@stueverjc)

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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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(@cfeltman)

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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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(@truebluetexanq)

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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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(@hina00)

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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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(@nstie0)

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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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(@luke.hutch)

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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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(@truebluetexanq)

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STUDENT LOANS

Interest rates for student loans should match/be commensurate with interest rates banks receive for loans between banks. Especially with the current economy and diffculty in students receiving jobs when they finish college, this would provide more success in the repayment of loans. If banks are able to have such low interest rates, why not allow students to receive loans via the same "game and playing field".

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(@bobbycaudill)

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Provide current government employees with the ability to share their experience.

Provide simple, intuitive tools to government employees and contractors who have unique or difficult to replace skills that will allow them to capture their experience for future training. Such an 'authoring' tool would exist on any user's desktop and would allow them with in minutes to create a short presentation capturing their knowledge. Once authored, the final product should be uploadable to a learning management ...more »

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(@dragonmaster)

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Let The People vote durring the next national election to determine the national language

There has been much hoopla over having to press 1 to hear english. And it is almost political suicide for politicians pushing legislation in the house or senate. So I say let the people decide. Put it on the ballet for the next federal election. With the stipulation that those who want to learn english to learn how to fit in can get help through open access training via online resources.

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(@packolman)

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The state should get out of our minds

What I mean exactly when you go into a situation looking for a specific mold and looking to make some one of a specific mold you are taking a free person and turning them into a subject. You are not at that point acquiring a partner or team member but rather a slave or servant. A partner will work with you on a subject through the night but a slave is gone the moment the time clock says 3pm. Sometimes when you go to ...more »

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