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MANDATORY SCHOOL UNIFORMS FOR ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.A. (ELEMENTARY, PRIMARY, H.S.)

We all need to get in the habit of playing our part environmentally by reducing, reusing and recycling our waste, and if it has financial benefits then it is an even bigger bonus. If school uniforms were mandatory in every state, parents should be and would be encoraged to reuse and recycle unifroms and school sports kits because is GREEN AND SAVES MONEY! Also, school uniforms are a possitive impact on the learning enviroment. ...more »

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I suggest we create a Federal Owned School System Giving Educators, Instructors, Counselors, Office administration an opportunity to give back to our youth and younger generation without losing any Government time already served when it becomes time to retire. This is a field I've always wanted to work in, I would love to educated, however I do not want to loose govenment retirement time served. Thank you for all your ...more »

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Make students who use federal assisted programs such as FASFA accountable for the money used for school.

Problem: I personally know of the stories where students enroll to receive these sorts of funds free of any financial obligation and then drop the courses as soon as they get the money. The only thing done to correct the issue was the following semester the student was placed on probation, but yet still continuing to receive funding. Solution: I believe if were to hold applicable students accountable to pass these ...more »

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Saving our country through Education

I am first generation to attend college. Scholarships helped and I did obtain my bachelors in physical therapy and wanted to pursue a higher degree because this is what was needed to practice. I could not afford education and be able to not work, which was a program requirement. Looking at the cost of education detered me because I could not afford it, so I settled for becoming a nurse which I am very happy about, but ...more »

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Personal Sustainability Projects

Start a sustainability education program where everyone is encouraged to have Personal Sustainability Projects, or PSPs. With very small costs and a huge number of people involved, an educational program like this can make a huge impact!

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Intra or Interagency Electronic Signatures

Whether you have a document that is part of an intra or interagency project , your groups offices are scattered in a metropolitan area, or across the globe, being able to get that document signed by everyone can take days or weeks. The cost for transportation of the document, mailing, and the loss of trees is staggering. I suggest that electronic copies of documents go to a central secure website in PDF format and are ...more »

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New Budget Concept

New Concept of Executing Annual Appropriations. At the end of the fiscal year, offices with annual appropriations try to figure out how to spend their remaining funds so that they will not lapse funds. Instead of offices/agencies trying to figure out how to spend last minute funds, change this approach by allowing such funds to be re-appropriated for the upcoming fiscal year. If these funds are re-appropriated then ...more »

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Teach Basic Banking in HS

Teach How to float a Loan, Your Credit Score, Paying Your Bills and Mortgage Interest Rates classes in High School. This should be required learning for those students planning to attend college as well as those preparing for early entry into the workforce. Forever this knowledge has been left up to parents to pass on to their children and it has not been effective. With the present problems facing Americans in the Banking ...more »

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Student loans should have variable interest rates

This would not only save the taxpayer and the borrower money, it would also reduce the frequency and size of corrections in cost estimates by aligning the interest rate with the government's cost of funds. The student borrower would be charged 10-year T-note plus 1.5%, and the parent borrower would be charged 10-year T-note plus 2.0%. Right now this would mean interest rates of about 4.5% and 5%, rather than the current ...more »

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Teach our high school students Basic Business 101.

The tax gap is ~$350 billion. It has been said that the small business and self employed make up ~2/3 of that tax gap. From my experience and those of my collegues, people do not understand business fundimentals and therefore do not properly report their taxes. IE. income statement, balance sheet, and the needed segregation of business and personal. Future small business owners and the self employed are students graduating ...more »

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CLIC-CC (Cameras Lights In Classrooms for Counseling and Curriculum)

I suggest that the Department of Education partner with State Departments of Education to install security lights and closed circuit cameras in all classrooms--with the camera system connected to a school-specific, password protected internet site that would allow parents to view their children throughout the day. As a prior teacher, there is nothing I would do while teaching, that I wouldn't want parents to see. The ...more »

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make higher education free

Make higher education free

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