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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2011:The Nevada Budget and Crisis In Education Part 3

2011:The Nevada Budget and Crisis In

How do we fix this? Part 3

How do we fix this? Part 1
How do we fix this? Part 2
How do we fix this? Part 3
This is part 4 of 4 all of which are inspiring and collectively important.

Apart from apathy ...'Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.' (Dr. Martin Luther King)

You may say what does Nevada have to do with me? Well ...for one leadership in Washington which does affect you ...comes from Nevada. For another ...Nevada is the worst of a growing problem in the United States with the same kind of leadership we find in Nevada ...negatively affecting America's future.

Through no fault of their own the education of Nevada's children has been thrown under the bus for far too long.

Where it comes to the worst of the worst, education at the top of the list ...Nevada out ranks the nation, developed and developing nations combined.

Our approach is from a non-denominational, non-partisan global perspective not associated with any political, cultural, or religious organization or ideology.

Every child regardless of cultural background or financial means is an asset for America's future ...not a political football nor should be prejudiced or impeded from a complete education in any way due to circumstances being from no fault of their own.

At the risk of our own national security our nation's ranking and productivity (over years ...Nevada being consistently at the bottom of states' rankings) has fallen to the extent that developing countries are beginning to pass us by.

From Need to Know on PBS

Good chemistry: Creating more scientists in Maryland
By Karla Murthy February 11, 2011

'Here’s a quote from a presidential commission on the state of our education:

What was unimaginable a generation ago has begun to occur–others are matching and surpassing our educational attainments.” That commission released its report in 1983. The report was called “A Nation at Risk ”. So here we are nearly 30 years later and not much has changed. The United States ranks 27th among developed nations in the proportion of college graduates with degrees in science or engineering. Two-thirds of all college students who begin as science and engineering majors don’t complete that degree. So how can we change that figure? We found one university where they’ve come up with an answer to that question.

Alison Stewart visited the University of Maryland Baltimore County to find out how that school is turning more college students into scientists.'

Nevada's education crisis is not without its reasons ...budget cuts are looming over education in many states.

However, as many people even developing countries are finding affective ways to improve education despite a lack of financial resources, these posts with videos provide a basis for proven alternatives with exceptional but replicable results.

If Nevada wants their education as badly as others who are passing us by will happen even in the lean times.

The darker side of Nevada education however, isn't the current budget crisis ...but why Nevada ranks in the pits now year after year for so many years.

Reform as demonstrated in the video above and in the previous two parts of this '2011: Nevada Education So ...How do we fix this?' series must be holistic.

Its All About Choice

Everyone on the planet has personal responsibility in determining how and where they deal with current events and where they find themselves at the end of it all.

The joke is going to be on those who insist on business as usual and looking for answers in all the wrong places or believe they already have the answers.

There are winning choices we can make.

As to education, if there's a will there's a way!

With a little common sense, if State elected officials and employees paid for by the People of Nevada can't get the job done, then the People of Nevada can do it by applying the principles proven to work on the videos in the previous posts. .

Your constructive comments on this post will help take us to the next level.

'The challenge is to get sheep to quit thinking and acting like sheep and start thinking and acting like foxes ...and time is running out.'

Watch out that no one deceives you! Matthew 24

3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist; 2 Timothy 4, 3-5

Even the 'religious' cling to their religion rather than God ...but, when all else is failing as it is right now ...God says:

'If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.'
2 Chronicles 7:14

Recommended reading:

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The Syria-Iran-Russia Element and The Elephant in the Room
Where things go very wrong! 2011 Israel: 2010-2012
Winds of Change 2011: Israel
Russia and Israel military agreement Israel: 2010-2012 Strategic Balance
2010: U.S. Foreign Relations A peek at some issues
2010-2012 The Perfect Storm Economic Crisis by Design
2011: Arab Awakening and Israel
2011: Egypt on the brink of a bloodbath
Imagine a year from now ...Counting down to 2012

Suggested reading:

The theory of 'manageable chaos' put into practice 01.03.2011
Sergei Shashkov, political scientist


'Christians' and 'Pundits' ...You Will Know Them By Their Fruits by @endrunlv

The 'Endrun' image represents the disparity being felt by so many people ... especially the children who are witnessing events in America and the international community in which they have no voice or control of decisions that are destroying prospects and hope for a secure and prosperous future.

Monday, March 21, 2011

2011:The Nevada Budget and Crisis In Education Part 2

2011:The Nevada Budget and Crisis In


How do we fix this? Part 2

How do we fix this? Part 1
How do we fix this? Part 2
How do we fix this? Part 3
This is part 4 of 4 all of which are inspiring and collectively important.

Apart from apathy...'Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.' (Dr. Martin Luther King)

To Decision Makers

Even under extreme circumstances and minimal resources ...through rethinking and working together ...if education is important enough to the stakeholders ...anything is possible.

As we stated in So, How Do we Fix This? Part 1 'Nevada education and elected officials talk ...candidates pitch and students rally ...but where the rubber meets the road ...if no one will make the effort to even get to first base ...nothing in Nevada will ever change.'

Making A Difference

Need To Know's Alison Stewart sat down with three education reformers who are making change from the ground up.

Dr. Pedro Noguera is a professor of education at New York University and also spent five years teaching in public schools in California and Rhode Island. Zakiyah Ansari is a mother of eight children and parent leader at the Coalition for Educational Justice in New York City. And Dr. Susan Szachowicz is the principal of Brockton High School and helped spearhead the literacy initiative that turned it from a failing school into a national model.

In this wide-ranging roundtable discussion, these reformers share their thoughts on the big issues in American education today, including the state of physical education in schools, the role of teachers’ unions, providing adequate social services for students, the pros and cons of charter schools, and race and education.

Education roundtable: Three reformers making change from the ground up