Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Obstacles and Solutions

Obstacles and Solutions

Meet in Labs Thursday (C230)

Now, for some help with the rough draft:
Pick your top three from the list
How do we help Angela Whitiker overcome these sources of economic friction?
What are the solutions offered by the books?
Research for some of these is in your books.
What are our original solutions?
Research for these topics is encouraged.


1. Parenting
2. Collect at state level and spread equally
3. Emphasize:
• Math/Science
• Right Brain
• Learn to Learn
• Collaborators
4. Tougher tests
5. Longer school days
6. Longer school years
7. Universal Preschool
a. Head Start/RB5
8. College Aid
9. Increase vocational/trade programs
10. Classes through work

Health Care

1. Expand congressional health care to 30 million w/o coverage
2. Portable coverage


1. Protest
2. Social Activism
3. Change Housing rules/styles
a. We've tried large projects
b. We've tried easier loans
4. Credit Crisis-is there an ironic benefit to it?
5. Required class in teacher prep.
6. Immigration reform
7. Language classes
8. News catching up with this?

Family Structure

1. Shift focus of sex ed
2. Leadership


1. Mass transit


1. Expand broadband
2. 211

Child care

1. Universal pre-school
2. Expand government care
3. Be more generous with paid leave

Social Capital

1. Parenting
2. End "marriage penalty"
3. Promote marriages in PSA's etc
4. Require classes for license
5. Allow gay marriage
6. Leadership/Bully Pulpit

Human Capital

1. Parenting
2. Word of the Month
3. Gear Up
4. Attendance rewards
5. Grade rewards
6. Big Brothers
7. Peer Mentors
9. Parenting classes
10. Tough love
11. "Stable, predictable environment, good behavior is rewarded +practice"
12. Universal Preschool
13. Personal finance classes
14. Public Speaking classes
15. Leadership/bully pulpit


1. Race
2. Increase minimum wage to living wage?
3. Wage Insurance?
4. Faith Based programs?
5. Volunteering
6. Reaching out/Mission work
7. Prohibitions?
a. Make divorce harder, for ex
b. Smoking/Drinking
c. Number of children
d. Censorship? tv/video games
e. What about drugs/alcohol?


JoeTFischer said...

this is a very helpful list. i know what i want to write about in my head but physically seeing it listed out like this makes it easier to focus. thanks.

freakomania10 said...

I ran across this website when i was looking for help with my math homework. I found it interesting, and thought someone else might too. (from the link I gave you, answer the q and then it'll show you a pretty cool video that talks alot about some of the kinds of things that we are talking about in class.)

Tim Pettingill said...

There's so many too choose from. it's gonna be hard figuring out which ones to choose from.

Blckchickennigga said...

This list was very helpful, you kind of move fast in class so it's hard to write all this stuff down. Thanks! This is going to be very useful for writing my paper.