This is an update: since starting this quest to bring financial education, stock market, education, and some incentive program into the schools in Savannah considerable progress has been made, however, as with most things these days there is a budget shortage that is preventing any forward progress. In short I need your help to see this through, and fortunately this idea should be in the Pepsi Refresh project June voting block, so your vote could earn this idea the funding it needs to actually see this get implemented in Savannah. Please go to http://www.refresheverything.com/, sign up and after June first vote for this project every day!
The American dream is the belief that we can do whatever we put our minds to, that the limits to our success are the limits that we place on our own dreams, and that our children will be able to succeed greater than we can even imagine. Throughout history, we celebrate our winners while little is noted about those that fail. We elevate those who beat the odds, like the football team that comes back from behind to clinch the title in the last minutes of the last game, or the business leader that go from rags to riches. General Patton summed up our feelings when he stated that, “America loves a winner. America will not tolerate a loser.”
Our quest to achieve success starts in America’s homes, communities, and public schools. Yet, if we look around today, we find ourselves facing a crisis that threatens to cripple the future of our country. Recent estimates show that nearly a quarter of our nation’s high school students fail to graduate, a fact made even worse by the rapid advancement of highly technical and skilled trades and the off shoring of traditional low skilled occupations. However, this country fails to address this problem either due to ignorance, as over one third of the high schools in this country have graduation rates above 90%, or disbelief, as evidenced by the failure of this nation to confront this problem.
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If you need to know why read the rest of the paper attached to this entry here : City In Crisis – Improving Public Education in Savannah GA