Chris Emery

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Towards a resetting of the role of education in society.

By employing educational assets as a regulating body (~ to guilds) we can achieve a guarantee of intellectual freedom and currency of information as well as a clear course to employment.

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I apologize to those who commented....I was not aware of time limits.
My proposal is to create a series of colleges/guilds which would
teach the latest and greatest (provided free by the mfr.)
research how to improve upon it
evaluate innovations (patents (and the percentage to be granted)
overseen by a free wireless (and fiber) channel system
Including all political speech (i.e. every representative has a channel and all decions have to be reflected on it
Have teachers work together in a wiki like structure
(possibly on a reward for views and results of testings)
Have all relevant legal proceedings available for free to all.
Form a totally democratic form where each member has an equal vote....on in and all issues....with the right to appoin representatives on which ever issues they wisht to filer.

  • May 31 2013: Everyone else have an agenda, and yours is probably not that of those in control.
  • May 31 2013: I'm for completely doing away with the Industrial Age factory model and its remnants and making education part of the economy. I think what you've said has something to do with that. I don't believe in "study" for its own sake or study to avoid the consequence of not studying. All education must be preceded by motivation based upon individual conceptualizations of relevance. Why not use students whom have gone through enough social development and organizational regimentation to do real work which needs doing but it is not yet known if there is enough work to constitute a job. This make education an economic asset in which many precedents can be trail blazed and the grounds for businesses understood so that they can conventionalize their own occupations? When other students see that some students behave maturely and responsibly enough to actually be remunerated for what they do, a motivational aspect is added which was once taken away when apprenticeship was replaced by industrial classroom instruction. The difference is huge--both in saving to the educational institution and tax payer while realizing a double win for the student who learns be experience and also gets paid. He or she also get social and political experience that just does not happen whilst being a captive audience in a class room.
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    May 31 2013: Could you explain further what you are proposing?