Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts...– President George H.W. Bush, 1991
Do Big Political Donors care about 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? High finance is heavily represented, as are many other varieties of business interests, but groups whose focus is education are few and far between. The irony of this is that business, government, and non-profit groups need an...
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Arne Duncan on State Centered Education Reform →
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...
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...
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...
No Child Left Behind Waivers Granted To 33 U.S.... →
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.
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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...
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Cicero on Education
The great Roman statesman and scholar, Marcus Tillius Cicero felt strongly about the importance of teachers. He said of them “What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of a man who instructs the rising generation.” Pass on this this quotation if you want to stand with us in favor of incentivizing our best and brightest citizens to pursue teaching and treating our...
We asked: What can be improved in our education system? And you answered. Check out a message we received on Facebook: “More positive teamwork between parents and teachers to help students. Parental involvement, no matter what the socioeconomic situation or age of the student, is a game changer. Re-establish high standards of behavior in all classes. Fair and consistent expectations for...
Are you happy with American public schools? We aren’t either. Our education system is on the edge of the abyss - and if significant reforms aren’t made now, the future of our country is at stake. Unfortunately, education reform isn’t even on Congress’s radar. It’s time to make our legislators listen to the demands of their nation’s youth. Help us send a...
A Youth-Led Movement →
Featured on the Huffington Post: “Not only does Six PAC present realistic and pragmatic reforms, but it also brings a new voice to the table: the voice of the students themselves. Six PAC’s leaders are not Washington insiders, Congressional aides, lobbyists or businessmen with ulterior motives — they are students, the very people who are directly impacted by education reform....
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.– Malcolm Forbes
National Standards - Our Response
In response to the first couple of emails about our policy on national standards, we released this public letter a week later to address the senders’ concerns. You can download the letter from our website at www.sixpac.org/featured-work/ - - - Friends, Since our website’s launch, we’ve received a great deal of feedback – some praise, some criticism. We appreciate your questions and comments...
National Standards - A Critic's Perspective, Email...
The following is the first email sent to us by a critic of our policy on national standards. - - - Hello, I’m a high school student who’s been reading your solutions. I don’t really know enough to have a strong opinion on the charter schools or vocational programs or the Joplin plan, so I won’t comment on them. What worries me is the focus you guys have on standards - for...
Both Sides of the Story
One of our goals at Six PAC is to present to you both sides of the education reform debate. Only by seeing the whole conversation can you truly make an educated decision regarding your positions. As a part of that effort, we will be posting comments we have received from critics that disagree with our positions, along with our responses to their messages. Having seen both sides of the debate,...
It’s been nearly a month since the launch of our website on April 23rd. Since then, we have received a lot of interest from people just like you. On launch day we numbered just over a dozen prospective chapters, but as of this writing, that number has almost doubled. Our network of prospective chapters now spans from coast to coast. But the real adventure has yet to begin. When chapters start...