Sounds Good to Me! One step at a time, one step at a time, that's all we can do!The challenge facing us today allows us to see the full scope of opportunities that lie ahead. Whether we are able to grasp those opportunities or not is yet to be seen.
If we fail to prepare to succeed in a highly competitive, knowledge based, technology driven global economy, we can easily expect a long term decline in our collective earning power. Without grabbing onto opportunities before us today, we will see an acceleration of that decline until we join the ranks of the second tier powers.
To avoid that outcome our entire population needs to raise the level of real accomplishment. This can only be done by eschewing the failed policies of the past which treat education like a candy league soccer tournament, where everyone gets a trophy for participation so no one's feelings are hurt.
We need to accomplish this within the constraints of the budgets we currently enjoy. Attempting to concentrate our efforts on raising more money rather than the level of education leaves us exactly where we started, advancing our children's education no where.
It therefore becomes imperative that we redesign how we deliver our knowledge to our charges so that we may squeeze the maximum utility from each education dollar we spend.
The clock is ticking, our children are counting on us, and we simply do not have a choice.
We must either address the future or be swallowed by the past.
Instead of thinking about how I can't possibly do something I want to do, I'll just start doing what I can and see where it leads!
First Step -- Can you take Me to Your Leader?
Even if your are on the Right Track, you will get run over if you don't keep moving. The clock is ticking.