Campaign: Department of Education

Fix the schools problem...don't just buy them new buildings and gadgets.

Stop blind education spending. I volunteer at several schools in several different cities...I will tell you that some of the nicest, newest buildings with all the fancy gizmo's are the worst schools and some of the old run down 1940's brick school houses with no-frills can be some of the best. It's the employees that make the school a success not the fancy building and technology. put the money into salaries and upper ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Energy

School Donations

I taught physics in a public school in an inner city for 33 years. I never had enough folders, staples, speakers, computer components, filing cabinets, bookcases, magic markers, batteries, staplers, trash cans, erasers, paperclips, pencils, chains, scotch tape, glue, scissors, staple removers, magnets, sticky notes, electronic switches, pens, plastic document protectors, clipboards, electronic components, rubber bands, ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Emphasize distance-learning to reduce travel costs and lost working hours

I suggest the U.S. Coast Guard revise training curriculum and facilitation to increase efficiency in travel expenses. In the case of the Coast Guard's "C" Schools, hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars a year are spent in each of the Coast Guard's "C" Schools, sending students to receive training at a physical location. However, there are adjustments that can be made to reduce not only the amount of monetary ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Education

A New Educational System for The United States

In the U.S., after a student receives their high school diploma, no one cares about them except their families. If they have not applied to a trade school or college, they sit around doing nothing with their lives. These individuals often have no skills and remain unemployed or dependent upon their parents for support. Frequently, these people get into trouble with the law, end up in prison, and have difficulty being ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Education

Federal fund for school uniforms

Establish a federal fund to pay for school uniforms, making the money available to students of any public school with a policy that students wear uniforms. Enough money for five unitorms per student, earmarked, so the money can't be used for anything else. A program that provides school uniforms will save money for struggling parents, who won't have to worry about paying for the latest fashions for their darlings ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Education

School Funding via Computer Assistance

With all of the computers, printers, faxesa and other items that the government buys, there is a large surplus of older model computers (some relatively new) systems, printers, faxes, copiers and other items.. sitting in warehouses or at DRMO. I think the federal government should look into each state and find under funded school systems, public or private, and send some of the surplus electronics to the schools so they ...more »

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Campaign: Department of State

Open the PMF to All!

Make the Presidential Management Fellowship (the PMF) available to anyone. By restricting the PMF-- an excellent onramp into government service-- to only this year's class of graduating students, the United States needlessly narrows the pool of applicants, restricts the skills available to the government, and degrades the caliber of the PMF pool. Opening the program to everyone would make the program more competitive, ...more »

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