Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education.
Take a look at some fundraising data from the FEC for Super PACs and ask yourself if how many of the donors are interested in pushing for real solutions for education?
Want to see Education put back on the agenda? Help Six PAC fight for meaningful student centered reform by supporting our #Educat3 campaign!
Visit www.sixpac.org/educat3 for details.
Our Twitter event #FlexingForTheFuture is going on now. Tweet @SixAction to join in the conversation on Education reform or interact with us via another social media platform.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wrote an Op-Ed for the Denver Post back in February in which he highlighted Colorado’s education reform efforts as a model for other states.
Do you agree with his assessment of Colorado’s efforts to move beyond No Child Left Behind? Does the Federal Government play too small or too large of a role in providing accountability in education?
Share with us your thoughts on these or any other education related topics during #FlexingForTheFuture, a Town Hall event on Twitter hosted by @SixAction. It will begin at 7pm EDT, Tuesday July 31st.
Check out more information at http://www.facebook.com/events/343653675715255/
We hope to hear from you!
Survival of the Most Educated
In the 21st Century, education is the fundamental driving force of our species continued evolution. Possessing a solid educational foundation and growing and adapting one’s body of knowledge to changing environments are both key to remaining fit.
Charles Darwin foresaw this growing trend: he emphasized, “In the long history of humankind, those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”
Collaborate with Six PAC at a virtual Town Hall next Tuesday, July 31st on Twitter to discuss ideas to improvise and grow America’s intellectual muscles. #FlexingForTheFuture
On July 31st, join Six PAC for a Town Hall Meeting on Twitter with Executive Director Forrest Richardson and Social Media Director John Banister on how to bulk up America’s education system for the future.
Tweet @SixAction with #FlexingForTheFuture to join the conversation. If you don’t use Twitter, you can also connect with us by writing on our Facebook wall or connecting with us on Tumblr!
We look forward to interacting with you to come up with innovative ideas to build our body of knowledge to compete globally!
The Enormous Influence of Teachers
Teachers have a profound influence in the lives of their students. Not only do they instruct, but they also serve as role models and inspire young people to pursue college and careers. A good teacher can literally change a student’s life for the better, whereas a bad teacher can cause someone to lose interest in his or her education.
Share with us about how a teacher has influenced your life?
Also take a look at Six PAC’s position paper on teacher quality. It is sourced with this post.
Granting waivers to states is a start, but it isn’t a long term solution: America needs comprehensive education reform.
While it was well-intentioned, the No Child Left behind experiment has failed. It is time for policymakers to go back to the drawing board and make real changes.
Q:thanks for replying to my q, what politicians are you looking towards donating to ?
We’re in communication with several groups and some candidates running for election this cycle, but have not made any formal endorsements yet. When that happens we’ll publicize it on social media and on our website.
In addition, part of our work is to raise awareness, to create grassroots support and make education an issue people are talking about.
Taking Math and Science Seriously
Math and Science education in America is severely lagging behind the rest of the world. We need to recruit and retain motivated high quality teachers and provide them with adequate resources in order to get back on track.
Without putting a real focus on these disciplines, future generations of Americans will fall farther behind their counterparts abroad, which will have a strong negative adverse affect on our ability to compete economically as globalization accelerates. We need creation and innovation: this requires a solid educational foundation, especially in STEM disciplines.
Check out the linked story in Scientific American about this very issue and stand with Six PAC for placing an emphasis on increased quality and quantity of STEM instruction to build a stronger future for our country!