Allow schools to monitor student progress for NCLB without using expensive one shot standardized tests that only benefit the publishers of the test. The benefit would be more authentic results and less money spent.
The disability system should be based on rewarding Veterans for getting more ability. The disability system needs to work closer with the healthcare side - and ensure that recovery timelines are being met. If a Veteran doesn't make their appointment or doesn't follow their medical care... more »
Merge the online training platforms that all of our agencies are creating/using, into one accredited online training program, that government workers can use to move into private sector jobs. This will open up entry level government positions for the unemployed, and eventually it could lead to a free online university for every American citizen.
Under no circumstance, should a servicemember or government employee be sent across the country or overseas to watch power point presentations and hear a lecture. There is a huge opportunity for cost savings in this area. Class room instruction should be done at a distance when feasible. Heavy justification should be needed to send personnel to training. Travel costs will be saved.
Eliminate the wasted resources used by having veterans bounce back and forth between Ch 30, Ch 31 and Ch 33. Creating one educational program that is for all veterans with a set amount of money and/or a grade requirement would save millions! Some people have been "going to school" for twenty years.
The problem with our budget is only a symptom of a greater one.
I couldn't cut my proposal down to <2000 characters, so I am posting the link.
This isn't just about money - it's about our healthcare, our education, our energy and our future.
We do not need to send federal staff to this event. They can learn about web 2.0 or gov 2.0 in other ways - but sending federal employees to these types of events where you learn a bit but really its all about the social media hype and the... more »
Ensure the future generation receives a proper education so that high paying jobs remain in our nation and to realize other economic benefits which stem from a well educated society (such as the expansion of our production possibilities frontier).