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Part 2 - Youth Topics to Think About
People that love to learn and
developed the ability to educate
themselves live a productive, fulfilling lifestyle no matter what
their formal education level. They stay fully employed because they
automatically learn skills that qualifies them for
The catch is, this type of employee seeks employment with organizations
whose leadership style offers
learning opportunity. This type of organization creates
wealth for employees as well as for themselves.
This concept is not fully understood in our society.
- What is Education?
- What can be considered a quality education? A quality education is
custom designed that address the unique abilities of each student.
Custom education evaluates natural talent and how student learns'. This
is why home schooled students out perform classroom students. Parents
learn what works and does not work, then focus on what works. With this
method, students develop a
love to learn and learning becomes a lifelong process.
- Our Learning Personality,
Explanation of term.
- Each of us has a physical personality that is different from everyone
else, we also have a learning personality that is different from
everyone else. Our learning personality is the combination of natural
talent, social environment, character, personal interest, motivation,
current opportunity, and how the brain processes information. Everyone
could find a productive lifestyle if they could find a learning process
with opportunity that matches their learning personality. Also includes
a chart on "Perceived Intelligence in Different Social Environments."
- Measurable Skills and Learning Environments
- High school funding and teachers salaries are now based on
measurable output in classroom environments. This means the system has
abandon the development of skills that cannot be measured. These abandon
skills are the foundation to motivation and productivity. There is a
table that list the ignored skills, skills that are vital for a
Education first then opportunity? or
Opportunity first then education?
Some people can learn without knowing the reason why, for them,
education first then opportunity. Classrooms are examples of education
first. Technical skills are acquired as needed.
Some people need to know why before anything sticks. For them,
opportunity first followed by training. Apprentice programs are examples
of opportunity first. Academics are acquired as needed.
- Opportunity First versus Academics
- People, whose ideas changed the way we live have always been in
conflict with classroom environments. Innovators are not "A" students,
they do not accept the classroom formula for success. They learn with
projects, which require opportunity first.
Note: A high percentage of today's skilled craftsmen did
not qualify for entrance into technical schools or formal apprentice
programs, because of the academic requirement, so they started as helpers.
For them it was opportunity first.
A dysfunctional education system produces
Society expects teenagers to adapt to a one-system-for-all no
matter how dysfunctional the system may be. A flexible system can
create opportunity for various
learning personalities, thereby, motivating them to excel.
Nationally, 30% of teenagers drop out of high school. Some high
schools have a 70% dropout rate. In South Carolina, there is a 40%
dropout rate. An increasing number of teenagers are rejecting the
system. To stop the outflow, the system must adapt to the interest
and needs of teenagers, instead of pressuring them to adapt to the
system. When the curriculum inspires, teenagers will accept and
- Case for Education Reform -
- A one system for all is not feasible.
- Education Reform is Needed for the 21st
Century - Career Perspective
- Our high schools are designed to prepare students for college, not
the world most will enter.
- Theme High Schools
- Theme high schools increase the influence the education
system has on students, especially those that are in conflict with the
- Teaching Young Students to be Failures
- Every teenager wants to be an achiever and be somebody. For many, the
classroom environment labels them failures. No one likes to be labeled a
failure, so these teenagers join street gangs where they are considered
heroes among their peers. They become achievers in criminal activity.
- Drugging Students to Accept the Status Quo
- Society is now drugging our youth with behavior control pills,
nulling the skill that makes them creative. They learn to accept the
status quo. This new generation may make a comfortable living, but they
will have lost the ability to be an innovator. Soon, America will have a
generation of people who can earn "A's" in the classroom, but have no
vision in the real world.
- Wiz Kids go to Jail
- Wiz kids are put in jail because they refuse to conform to passive classroom
learning environments. Because the education system labels them FAILURES, they
turn to criminal activity to be recognized.
- Mind Set of Street Gangs
- People doing jail time are role models for many of our
youth, not people or programs in the public education system.
Teenagers adapt role models from surroundings that inspire them.