Saturday, August 25, 2012

Where We'd Be Today Without Education

Education is one of the most important things we can give our children today. Without education we would not have some of the greatest technology nor have some medical mysteries solved. People who have continued their education into college have earned more money than those with just high school diplomas. They educate themselves and those around them. They work hard to improve their lives and contribute to the economy. We wouldn't have many things that we have today if it wasn't for a certain person going to college and increasing their knowledge on a specific subject.
We might be lost without education because it is that important to us. Poverty is contributed to people who haven't continued their education and advanced themselves. Many people cannot work at jobs without a high school diploma or advanced degree; therefore, they are only limited to minimum wage jobs that can barely help them to pay their bills and afford their daily necessities. Those with educational backgrounds may not find a very high paying job, but they have more opportunities to their disposal. They can make more money than the minimum wage and afford to pay their bills and afford the necessities of life and then some.
Education is very important to the world because it advances the economy and allows its people to advance in their lives. Those with science and mathematical degrees have worked with NASA, the government and other organizations to make technology better. People with Liberal Arts degrees help those learn the English language and write textbooks for school systems. They also write the news and change our views on life with novels, short stories and poems. Historians study the past and inform us on our ancestors and how we far we have come and advanced ourselves today. Education is very important, no matter what subject matter you address.
Thousands of years ago, people didn't have school systems and the ability to obtain college degrees; however, they used their knowledge and trial and error to create and advance their lives. As the many years have passed and an educational system was created, people have gained the knowledge to change the world in more ways than before. New equations, methods and tests were done to learn new things about life. This work still goes on today because we are not done learning. There is still so much more to know and learn in this life, and that is why it is important that we educate our children. They are the future, and who knows, maybe one of the children you see in the street may just be the person to cure cancer or win a Nobel Peace Prize for their work.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Getting Quality News And Information About Forex To Protect Your Investment

While some consumers work excessively hard to earn an income, others make their money work hard for them, so that it will earn them more, as with exchanging one currency for another. As a trader, you will have to be well informed and that means getting quality Forex news to protect your investment.
Many people don't realize just how much money is traded every day, and according to statistics in 2004, the amount was a shocking $1.9 trillion daily! The important thing for anyone, regardless of experience in this money-making field is knowledge.
In the past, it was only open to the largest of corporate banks and international corporations, but now is completely open to all traders regardless of size. Basically, these individuals bet on the appreciation of a given currency to make a profit.
However, one must learn everything possible on the subject and stay informed of the latest news at all times because anything from a natural disaster to one country's financial collapse could potentially cause huge losses. Of course, the news they get must be from a source that is reputable and trustworthy for the trader to make more educated decisions.
It is a fast-paced world when it come to the Foreign Exchange market, and one that never sleeps because it involves international currencies, meaning that the markets never close. This could lead to increased stress in traders as they must always be on the ball and know of the latest happenings all over the world.
One should know that the various outside influences and the choices each makes greatly affect the individual profits and losses, and that these can be huge either way. Another important note for someone just getting started is understanding and taking advantage of margin trading, which works on a deposit of good faith, giving the individual a lot of leverage and opening doors to a huge profit potential, but unfortunately also a huge loss potential.
It is not without risk, but most do recognize that the benefits far outweigh the negative aspects in that they have the potential to earn a very lucrative living in a fast-paced field that makes it very exciting each day. No matter how it's sliced, getting the up-to-the-minute reports and news on the Foreign Exchange markets is one of the most important things that a trader can do to protect his or her investment. If investments like this interest you, reading the news from a reliable source that trusted must be a part of the daily routine.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Three Radical Approaches to End America's Education Crisis

It is no news to most Americans that the modern academic model for education in the United States has failed us and is in major need of redesign. A thorough reevaluation and reversal of a three majorly flawed philosophies currently embraced by the education hierarchy as a whole could quite possibly reverse the current trend of the ever declining standards of academic success in our country.
First, the commonly accepted norm of the concept of mass-production applied to education must cease and desist. Students are individuals and must be treated individually. Each student possesses a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, abilities, and handicaps that are unevenly distributed across the academic array of subjects. For example, some are better at math. Others master language concepts easier than scientific principles. Since each student's learning potential for each subject varies, how can it be expected that the same time (i.e. a 45 minute period) spent daily on each subject for each student will result in a balanced mastery of all academic subjects? Logically it would seem that if one subject for a student was twice as hard to learn as another, twice as much time would have to be spent to master the more difficult subject. A shift from an arbitrarily uniform academic structure must give way to consideration of the individual student.
Second, the bulk of the responsibility for the student's learning, currently being held nearly entirely by the teachers, must shift to the students themselves. If it does not, upon exiting the classroom, the individual student will cease to learn. Simply put, if a school cannot train students to learn for themselves, they have failed. School should prepare a student for life (which is nothing more than a continued education), and it is experienced individually. You do not get to take your teacher with you when you graduate. The incorporation of student-initiated goal setting and realization should be overseen and rewarded by responsible and attentive teachers. Setting and reaching one's goals for one's self is the driving cause and effect of ambition itself. Good teachers are always looking for new tools to motivate students. Yet, ironically, this one vastly important responsibility, goal-setting, is assumed in most education environments by the teacher and not the student.
Third, the student's education should be mastery-based instead of the current lock-stepped approach. As it is, in most educational settings, the students all move through the course curriculum and the various grade levels at the same rate as determined by teacher in order to meet the current administrative standards. It is relatively inconsequential whether or not the student fails to master the course material as long as a minimally passing grade is achieved. Some students will master the material in the time allotted for the course. The average will not, but will "get by" with an average passing grade. Some will fail out-rightly. Present educational philosophy dictates that time is the constant and learning is the variable. What if this were reversed? If learning were made the constant, every high school graduate really would have a 12th grade education and could perform 12th grade academic work.
While it is certain that the adherence to these suggested reversals of current educational philosophy would require significant upheaval and revamping of the current classic teaching methods and structures in place, it must be realized that the same ad-nauseam approaches to education reform (i.e. lowering the student-to-teacher ratio, upgrading school facilities, increasing teacher wages, etc.) have failed to bring the results that are desperately needed even at great financial expense. Quite simply, instead of more money, let's invest more thought into education.