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I would like to see how many people have voted on each subject, and perhaps how many people have viewed it. The spread between the approve/disapprove does not tell us how many have voted on it. For example, you can have 100 people voting and there are 51 people approving of it and 49 people disapproving the difference (2) is the only number you see. The fact that so many people took the time to vote means that it is ...more »

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How to get more participants

Instead of just having a share option for individual points (which additionally allows people to fairly easy not use the site for the intended purpose), also allow people to share this site more generally with an entire list of emails or on facebook. I'll probably just directly share this right now, but honestly didn't think about it until I wrote this up. Making things easier for people to share is always good. :)

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There should be a forum administrator with a large knowledge background that could give feedback on each of these ideas so that a discussion could start. This "administrator" might be able to point out previous studies held that support or contradict a claim or obstacles that must be overcome to stimulate ideas in overcoming them. Truly, make this a government by the people. The user who originally posts an idea then ...more »

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ability to fix mistaken vote

This style of site is a good one, but you might take a few pointers from some other, similar sites. For example: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/ . They have three different options to vote: Disagree, Agree, and Abstain.

 

Beyond that, a mistaken mis-click is easily remedied, by clicking on another option. Sadly, I've already mis-clicked a couple ideas in this forum, so it would be handy to have.

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Call for "jobs stimulus" that subsidizes customized education

(2/11 UPDATE: Down-voters, please share your reason(s) in the comments section. Thanks for any insight.) In response to this site's question: “How should we collaborate with…businesses?” Summary The provision of said subsidies can be expected to: * catalyze the creation of many jobs * help children enjoy fuller development of their physical brains --- Hello all, I have developed a business plan for establishing ...more »

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Teach children about their potential for learning

Stanford University professor Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. and her colleague Lisa Sorich Blackwell, Ph.D. developed a program for school children to learn that it is possible for them to succeed in learning beyond what they may currently believe about themselves. http://www.brainology.us/ Along the way, children are given the impression that only certain people can succeed at learning certain subjects or in general. Once ...more »

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Teach by example, Real Transparency for The Real World?

I have worked now for well over 30 years in the Library of Congress. Many of us will be retiring soon, and many of us staying well beyond retirement age. All these lives of learning experience will eventually be lost.

 

Why shouldn't we, and why aren't we establishing a National Mentor Knowledge Corps? or Knowledge Coaches for the Future Initiative???

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Teach New Farmers

Calling all Farmers !!! Teach the inner citie unemployed how to farm in rural areas. What they learn can lead to farming in the urban and rural areas. This can produce many unemployed to obtain a new career in agriculture and other farming like solar and wind industries. Are there any farmers out there willing to participate in such endeavors. We are all in this together, food you produce ends up in the urban ...more »

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Education is failing we need to revamp it

I am disappointed in the education system due to my son coming for a small private school was 2 years ahead of his counterparts in the public school. Teachers don't give homework out of books anymore, they don't teach the kids to read by phonics or syllables anymore. Sight reading is terrible and we are turning out students who can't compete with individuals of other countries. There needs to be a revamping of the criteria ...more »

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