Monday, December 7, 2015

Paying Students to attend school ?!

From the book "The Why Axis" by Uri Gneezy and John List, it is stated that the federal and state governments spent about $11K per student per year to maintain the current educational system.

From the article in 2015,

half of the high school graduates are not proficient enough in English and math to succeed in college, though 80% of student do graduate high school- a all time high.

So is there a better solution to resolve the above with an overburdened teacher-classroom system where public schools are closing left and right due to lack of budget?
Where are the under utilized and overlooked resources?

How about paying each student 11K a year to attend school instead of spending on them?

The only requirement is that each student pass their respective exams (at some physical brick and mortar facility to prevent cheating) at the end of each year.

Is 11K a year enough incentive, to allow this "helping student help themselves"  formula to work?

11K is about 40% of  a full time job income of 27K per year(average income per capita).
It surely puts enough incentive for the parents to also get involved in collaboration.

What about taking a stronger step further?
How about getting the good students to mentor the weaker kids with financial incentives based on grades improvement?
Earn an extra 5K helping someone in need.
Good and bad students can be easily paired up  and monitored.

How about organizing the students into groups such that there is always good and weak students present in each group, where
the stronger students will mentor the weaker ones.
And even parents mentoring other students besides their own kids, with their Overall Group Result monitored for improvement for financial rewards-or to compete for -  much like coaching a sports team?

How about getting the big corporates -the sector with the gigantic cash hoard- involved ?

Why cant we align the students' passion, life purpose and  career goals earlier and provide early Career Counseling  from the Human Resource of these big corporates ?    And teach them proper career and networking skills plus Life Skills with  good verbal,  written english and math skills all bundled in ?
This also  gets the students excited at a younger age, gets them feeling realistic about their near future career opportunities, giving them incentive to work harder, and eliminates  the illusion of not knowing what to expect for their future. It also  eliminates the questioning of  themselves as to why they have to work so hard in school.
Seeing is believing, and this step should happen sooner, not later.

And in  return for providing these  free services, the big corporates get " first look" recruiting opportunities out of the talent pool. They also get to create brand loyalty while providing the free services.

In one of our earlier blogs "Is Sales and Marketing the Ultimate Savior to our Education System?!!"

we argued that learning Sales and Marketing at an early age promotes good Life Skills as well as solid Self Help Skills that todays students so desperately lack in schools.  Its all about teaching and instilling the GRIT in students- so they can help themselves.

 The big corporates could easily teach this curriculum with all the cash rich resources they have.

And what about getting the Venture Capital world involved?  Business Accelerators and Incubators can come set up programs in schools to

instill an Early Entrepreneurship spirit- one that also instill early Life Skills and Self help Skills.

And what about the public libraries, its staff and its synergies?
Clearly, as books get digitized, its brick and mortar  resources can be used for any of the above.

As technologies replace  the teaching of the Core Curriculum, schools has a golden opportunity to transform itself into a FUN place- where one  learns of ones Passion and steps to  realize their passions.
It should become a place where Passion, Purpose and Career Path are aligned.
It should become an exciting place where workers from all walks of every industry is invited to speaker events and seminars- so to give students first hand knowledge of what each Passion or  Career is like, out in the real world.

Nothing beats meeting a real life athlete, ceo, or any  "Successful Performer of Life".

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On TImeline of Idu

Timeline, History, and whats new - idu

On Education-

Educating Morals and Ethics is about Simplicity -Yes! Michael Jordan can truly fly!

Is Sales and Marketing the Ultimate Savior to our Education System?!!

the Ultimate Ethics & Moral Education - Improv Theatre !??

Teaching Success and Good Morals in 60 days?! The age of Simplicity ......bringing back that lemonade stand

Teaching Success and Good Morals in 60 days?!- Part 2

Speed Reading and Speed Writing with superman, w/ anti-Kryptonite lasers

Simplicity Wins in Education - the single most powerful Word to teach success and good morals?!

The single Superhero Skill one could ever have... Even Superman cant beat this

Paying Students to attend school ?!

LifeSkills for Success- only for the privileged?!
The Problem on Affiliation - The Hereditary, Impossible Hurdle to a Perfect Moral Society?

On Future of Work, Perfect Team Chemistry, & “the Enabler”  to solve ALL Problems
Ending the era of Failures- why good ideas fail....the Perfect Team at a single click of a button- the non Star Trek approach
Ending the era of Failures- why good ideas fail....the Perfect Team at a single click of a button- PART 2

Future of Work = Aligning one's Passion and Life Purpose with Work
Future of Work = Aligning one's Passion and Life Purpose with Work - Part 2

How we got it all wrong in Gamification - the only One Variation that works

Finally, The Enabler to solve all social problems

On Charity and Non Profit Leadership-

Why Charities are getting it all wrong! Matching Passion to Charity

Revamping the Charity System with Passion Inc- is having maximum FUN the ultimate Savior to all Social Problems?!! Part II –Why Charities are getting it all wrong!

Matching Passion to Charity - Part 4- Finally, web platforms that combo "Passion, Cause, Skills" to solve all problems

Non Profit Leadership - Ambitious the totally Unambitious ?!!! You cant be serious.....

Non Profit Leadership - Ambitious the Unambitious PART B

the Super Lazy is truly Super! Charity the Lazy way

On Solving Hunger-

Super Serious Solution in ending world hunger - Yes Seriously Serious

On Solving Homelessness-

This is the article to end the word ”homelessness”?!!

The Math of Ending Homelessness - the undiscovered Marketer Testimony -PART 2

On Saving Animals-

SOLVING the Animal Shelter Problem

Solving the Animal Shelter Problem-Part 2-Super Scrabily Scooby !

Solving the Animal Shelter Problem-Part 3. Single Best Idea- Cafe all Sanctuaries into Magical Kingdoms!

On Solving Traffic issues-
Catch that Stormtrooper-Catch that Cyclist! It could save your life

Is 25 miles per hr really enough for ZERO VISION - the Irony here.....

Driving 20 Miles Per hr Speed Limit (not 30!!)in Suburbs to Save Lives!??!

Solving Traffic Gridlocks without a penny

Solving Traffic Problems

On Economy-

How to REVIVE the local small business economy in a recession and start a entrepreneur boom!The Triple win win win approach! The -new business SWAP OPTION-strategy

On Healthcare and Optimal Physical Performance-

Knowing the Yin and Yang of your food is more than just watching kung fu Panda -it could save your life?

Music - Boost Your brain Power without any Effort or a Penny

The needed Multi-Vitamin pill for Students to Succeed

Lose Weight Without a Sweat or a penny!

Ear Candling - Awesome Health Benefits

On Happiness and Purpose-

IDU  "6 Steps to Happiness"  QUICK SUMMARY   - 5 seconds to instant bliss…..but even 5 seconds is too long for  a superhero!

Idu "6 steps to happiness" ==part 1

idu "6 steps to happiness" ==part 2

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idu 爱嘟! HAPPY秘笈 - 幸福 秘诀 part 2

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