We have two missions that we feel deserve a priority status.
One, Educational institutions throughout the world have moved from teaching to research and have also partnered with the business sector where the businesses are benefiting from the research done at our academic institutions. This appears appropriate and everyone seems to accept and even condone it until we look at this relationship in the light of what it is doing to the teaching component essential for educating the public and the incoming students. That is the point where our institutions are failing us but this trend is now so deeply entrenched into the existing educational system that expecting the system to change is nothing short of wishful thinking; it will never happen..
Our solution to this mounting problem is two fold..
One, to create a centralized integrative curriculum which could be universally followed and that this can be readily done is evident from the following serendipitous discovery leading to reducing science to mere 150 concepts and skills instead of the conventional chemistry, physics and biology courses see: http://www.iibbt.com/storyhowscience.htm;
And two to set up teacher training centers to produce versatile teachers who could readily teach the integrative form of curriculum mentioned above. This way we feel that if the students started with a broader background they will not only be readily employable but would also be ripe for entering a variety of career paths.
Our second mission is how to cut down mounting education cost which is always needed but especially now in this time of downed global economy.
Here we are proposing two solutions: One, to eliminate all disposable lab items such as test tubes and pipettes etc., and use glass, reusable items instead. This will have two advantages: one, the disposal items are not only expensive but they are also ending up in our land fills which is environmentally unsafe;
and two, the glass, reusable items teach students how to budget their time and learn how to ensure the quality of equipment they are using for their experiments plus the time spent on cleaning and preparing glassware gives students a time to reflect on their learning and research projects making them more creative and productive. The time so spent is almost like meditation and you know the advantages of meditation and reflective day dreaming that our current students are now seriously deprive of.
Our other approach to cut cost and to improve education is to recycle and refurbish used lab instruments and equipment which is now also ending up in landfills or going to waste. Here we are proposing to collect all such equipment in a centralized facility and then teach the unemployed person, especially our returning war veterans, to repair and refurbish such equipment and then make such equipment available to schools while simultaneously training those working on this refurbishing project to become lab coordinators or hands-on science teachers still following the integrative curriculum to speed up learning. We have already started on this phase of the project see our video at: http://www.youtube.com/haqueriaz.
At this point it will also be advantageous to get a whiff of the forces and the circumstances which are ailing our educational system see: http://www.iibbt.com/whatails.htm
Only after knowing all the causes of any illness that true healing can come and our educational system certainly can stand a lot of healing.
Here I am hoping that logical and caring minds will give all of the above a serious going over and then hopefullyjoin in the effort to bring about the needed healing.