Emaginos - Engaging Every Child Through Customizing Education
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In November of 2009, John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc., completed a meeting of the Wall Street Journal CEO council with the following statement. “Each of us during our tenure as CEOs has sat in an "education-is-your-top-priority" type of discussion every year. And each year, you walk out a little bit frustrated. You say the timing's not right, we're not really serious about it, etc. But as we went through the discussion today, it was a unanimous vote that it needs to be the top national priority—way above the economy, health care, energy or the environment.”
As President Obama recently told Congress and the American people,
"In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity -- it is a prerequisite. Today, three-quarters of the fastest-growing occupations require more than a high school diploma. And yet, just over half of our citizens have that level of education. We have one of the highest high school dropout rates of any industrialized nation. And half of the students who begin college never finish. This is a prescription for economic decline, because we know the countries that out-teach us today will out-compete us tomorrow.”
Additional considerations that reinforce the importance of having an efficient and effective public education system include health and wellness education to reduce short- and long-term healthcare costs and basic employability knowledge and skills to rebuild America’s middle class and reduce criminal justice costs. Today’s education systems are so badly unsuited for today’s and tomorrow’s requirements that several recent studies have concluded that it no longer makes sense to spend more money trying to “fix” the existing system. A complete transformation is needed.
Emaginos can provide that systemic transformation. Our comprehensive integrated K-12 education system provides a model for transforming all of K-12 education. Look at the Discovery Learning System (DLS) tab for details.
“Customizing education for every child will ensure that never again will our children’s hopes, futures, and dreams be determined by the color of their skin, their gender, the quality of their healthcare, the poverty in their home and/or community and – last but far from least – the teachers’ and students’ ability to withstand the frustration and boredom inherent in today’s public education systems. The needless NCLB 'teaching to the test' which dominates our schools is really the result of public policy made by policy makers often against the wishes of teachers and the best interest of students and future employers. By achieving the goal of customizing education for every child, we will unleash America’s largest, unlimited, and virtually untapped source of renewable energy: the minds of all of our children!!!!” – Jack Taub 2008
The Need to Transform K-12 Education
Emaginos is dedicated to transforming America's K-12 public education system by engaging every child through customized education. We have completed design, implementation, and testing a new model. After ten years of operation, the model schools have proven remarkably successful by any of a series of metrics. We have reached the point where we are now seeking investors to enable us to transform additional schools. The Emaginos solution integrates proven best practices that cover all of the widely recognized elements of K-12 education needing improvement. They include STEM, dropout prevention, teacher empowerment, differentiated staffing levels, teacher recruitment and retention, teacher quality, accountability, union support, digital and educational equity, project-based learning, student-centered, textbook-free, 21st century skills, longer school day and year, national education database, unique student identifier, community participation, and college courses while still in high school.