7/9/2009 10:18:41 PM
It has to stop doing the cookie cutter education of math, reading, social studies. New education needs to be the internet (computer skills and using the vast resources available on the web), financial independence, personal development.
Robert, if you read this forum, I would really like to discuss with you ways specific to Hawaii regarding education reform. I am not a teacher, administrator, or state employee. I am just a mother who has seen her 4 kids go through our public school system, made enemies as well as supporters in the DOE, and tired of hearing the same old excuses from our failing education system (they especially like to blame the parents). I applaud your mission of educating everyone on financial wisdom, it goes far beyond most people's mission of simply gaining wealth for themselves.
Another way for government to create entrepreneurs is to beef up their SBA programs, or start other programs to educate prospective new business owners. Have Rich Dad seminars as part of their seminars.
Start programs in ghetto neighborhoods with motivated teachers/social workers. The requirement upon completing their financial education/program would be to give back to their communities, with money or time.
Hook up successful business owners/investors with new entrepreneurs. Almost like a Big Brother Big Sister kind of relationship. Win/win situation for both recipient as well as giver.
Get rid of the prevailing mindset of many Americans that the Rich are Bad.
I thought President Obama's speech to ASU was spot on to the Business degree graduates: If you have your degree in Business, start one of your own.