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The Education Standard: America’s New Civil Right is Education

Posted by Terri McCormick On May - 29 - 2009

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and injustice.

– Senator Robert F. Kennedy

A 21st Century Education requires that all students learn ‘how to learn’ in order to help create new professions needed that have not yet been created…  New languages, cultures and protocols are necessary tools needed to compete as global citizens in world markets and global industries.

The most successful methods and curriculum will be viewed in the Education Standard with the presumption that all children and adults may learn provided they have world class methods, curriculum, and opportunities to learn and be educated.  Harvard studies emphasizing the modalities of learning; as well as a variety of literacy and communications methods will be used as world class examples of successful education methods.

The politicization of education has too often acted as a barrier to the science and art of educating all students to their potential. President Obama has most recently referred to the politicization of education as unnecessary ‘culture wars.’ Obama uses public and independent charter schools as examples of education reform. Proposals of merit pay and world class standards are currently being discussed in the Obama education.

Please join in the discussion on both levels of interest; world class methods and strategies that have proven results, as well as political challenges that prevent educators, parents and students from reaching each child in the classroom.

Literacy and the Neuhaus Education Center

Neuhaus has been long established as a resource for educators interested in reaching all children with proven literacy methods. Literacy takes on a holistic approach empowering students with the skills of; listening, speaking, reading, writing and thinking strategically. Pronunciation of letters, syllables, words and statements is used as a foundation for higher order thinking and writing.

You may find the Neuhaus Teacher and Parent Resources here: http://www.readingteachersnetwork.org/

Current Webinars can be found here:  http://www.readingteachersnetwork.org/Forms/webinarslibrary.aspx

The McCormick Standard: A framework for e-news and e-policy

Posted by Terri McCormick On May - 6 - 2009

mccormickLet the Debate Begin!

Corruption, Scandals, imprisonment and finger-pointing … have framed the American economic and political landscape for the past four years. The result has been an economic collapse and an imploding ‘political class’ scrambling for the delete button on mismanaged television messages and talking points.

To the disdain of party bosses, this debate is a mounting tug of war between those that would cling to the ‘pay for play’ politics of greed, and those that would return America to the Constitutional Republic of the people.
The power of the internet and emerging social technology has made it possible for the public to self educate and lead in business and government as they never have before.  George Lucas recently said this in regard to the opportunity of new technologies, “Americans are now using media to communicate with each other instead of sitting passively watching their life go by.”

We are taking photos form our cell phones, publishing them on face book, interacting globally with linked in, responding to international crisis by changing our careers and moving abroad, and publishing our ideas on e-book using e commerce to market those ideas.

Traditional views of American and Global Citizenship is quickly fading just as quickly as the ‘political class’ control over political candidates and politicians. Further, media spin and control of message through traditional multi-media sources has been derailed due to 21st century interactive technologies. A call to arms in an intellectual war of words calls on the “New We” – as a New American Revolution is now underway.

Beginning today – we will provide a vehicle for discussion on major policy ideas. We ask you to use thoughtful conversation, credible research, news reports and insightful commentary on the issues of; jobs and the economy, excellence in education, alternative energies, news and world views, and the future of our two party system.

The stakes are high; we will seize the challenge and rely on the ideas and innovations of our participants and contributors.

“At this moment of incredible crisis and great necessity for the American people, we must not lose sight of the fact that the tailwinds of greed and corruption have brought us to this point in our history.”
– Terri McCormick

Speak Up — Get Involved – Lend Your Ideas and Solutions – and Let the Debate Begin!


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