September 01, 2006

Creating An Investment Portfolio that WORKS FOR ME.

An outcome-based education system requires one thing: results. What were the numbers last year? What are the numbers this year? Are they better? If so, end of story. If not, who do we blame?
New York City Regents exam results are down, and school boards are looking for excuses. Another band-aid on a gunshot wound. Some Tylenol for your cancer. Some Harlem School Board officials have a novel idea: kids don't like getting up in the morning. Test scores will go up if school starts later. School is no longer a place to develop critical thinking skills, to develop a healthy social schema, and to develop nonacademic interests. Schools are state-sponsored test-preps. Buy Kaplan stock NOW.
Raising kids is not cheap. It's not supposed to be. It's an investment. Time. Money. Effort. TLC. Just like that retirement account that you keep meaning to open, the earlier you start investing in children, the better their future. For instance, the opportunity cost to start vigorous pre-school intervention programs yields a huge return. In other words, disadvantaged children who receive interventions in pre-school are more likely to "pay their debt back" to society in education, career, lower incarceration rates, etc.
When money talks, POLITICIANS listen. Current intervention programs like GED, prison rehab, alternative high schools may temporarily cover their ass. That problem is for the next generation of politicians. Life is good NOW.
At least OIL is fairing well on the international market. How long can our kids survive being outcompeted and outsourced and outnumbered?

We see the inevitable. The water is rising. All we need to do is prepare. We need more than life jackets and 99 cent umbrellas. We need more than just a promise that boats are on their way. We need to unearth the foundation and start from the ground up. Choose new foremen, pour new concrete and fight the RIGHT BATTLES. THE WAR IS HERE & NOW.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are tackilng some deep shit,my brother. stay righteous and true, but keep awary eye out for the MAN.keep up the good work, keep spreading the word.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Amadeo said...

That investment will only come in a country that is interested in improving the overall situation...besides if the base of the pyramid has too much education than it causes problems for the point at the top.

3:10 PM  
Blogger vik said...

nicely put amadeo.

but with enough support, we could try to flip that pyramid, drive that point into the ground.

anon - always on the lookout

12:20 AM  
Blogger Hummingbyrd said...

"Human Capital Investment?"

What kinda commie sh*t is that.

You red flagged carpet bagger.

Glad to see you back postin!

9:28 PM  

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