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Department of Education

National student record system

The federal government, states, and school districts have spent billions on creating/purchasing software to monitor education. This has led to over a hundred different systems that do not interact well with each other. States then spend millions to integrate district systems with state systems and millions to integrate state systems to federal reporting. Then, when a student crosses state, and sometimes district, lines... more »

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Department of Education

Accountability for Recipients of Pell Grants

Students that receive Pell Grants should be required to pay back a percentage of the money received if they are expelled from their education program due to unethical academic behavior, such as cheating or plagiarism.

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Department of Education

Locate more federal research positions at American universities

A large number of federal research positions are located at national labs. National labs have a higher billing rate than most universities. (An example would be a 100 - 200% billing rate at a national lab vs. 50 - 75% at a university.) Locating the researchers at an American university will also allow students better opportunities to work with the agencies they wish to work for after graduation.

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Legislative Branch

M-1 and J-1 Visas for "Students" - severly penalize the schools

Raise the price significanly for those applying for J-1 and M-1 Visas. A very high proportion of those who use those Visas to get into the country have absolutely no intention of ever leaving. We allow these schools to act as their "safe base" to get into the country. Once here some actually do go to school and then they are legally allowed to work. I have seen this happen time and time again. They come in - go to... more »

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Department of Defense

Flights from Technical Training to First Duty Station

When I left tech school at Lackland, I tried to get a flight from Albany, NY my hometown to London Heathrow airport my first base RAF Mildenhall.
But the CTO office said I would only be allowed a government flight from San Antonio to London. I had to purchase a flight from Albany to San Antonio. Then fly on government funds from San Antonio to London. I lose fund, and government funds are lost. It would have been cheaper... more »

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