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Creating a true health care system (as opposed to a disease care system) by adding cost-effective, prevention-oriented health care programs that promote good health.

Education that develops the student's full potential through curriculum innovations proven to increase intelligence, creativity, and academic performance

Preventing crime --not warehousing criminals--that focus on the root cause of crime, the high levels of individual and societal stress.

Safeguarding America's food supply through sustainable, organic agricultural practices proven to produce healthy, high-quality food without hazardous chemical fertilizers and pesticides

Mandatory labeling and safety testing of genetically engineered foods, and a moratorium on the release of these experimental life-forms into the environment until proven safe

Protecting the environment through energy efficiency and the use of renewable, safe, nonpolluting energy sources such as wind and solar

Ending special interest control of our politics through (1) elimination of PACs and soft money, (2) public sponsorship of election campaigns, and (3) prevention of lobbying by former public servants on behalf of domestic and foreign interests

Promoting more prosperous and harmonious international relations by shifting our foreign policy away from the export of weapons towards the export of U.S. know-how and technical assistance in key areas, such as business, entrepreneurship, education, sustainable agriculture, and environmental technologies

The Idea:
There are scientifically proven educational programs that can unfold the full creative potential of every student and produce ideal citizens capable of fulfilling their highest aspirations while contributing maximum to the progress of society. By harnessing America's greatest resource -- the unlimited creativity of our 280 million citizens -- we can bring fulfillment to education and ensure America's competitiveness and continuing leadership in the family of nations.

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The Problem:
Education in America is not working. Even though the United States spends more money per student than any other country: our students:
  • Our students rank far behind most of their international peers in math and science, and well behind U.S. test scores of 20 years ago.
  • Twenty-eight percent of our high school students drop out - the highest rate of any industrialized nation.
  • Those students who do graduate are often ill prepared to enter the work force.
  • Drug and alcohol abuse continues to undermine our nation's students and rob them of their mental clarity, motivation, self-esteem, and ability to focus.
  • Juvenile violent crime has increased markedly during the past decade, especially gang and school violence using guns - American youths are 12 times more likely to die by gunfire than their peers in other nations.
Current proposals to improve education often focus on information technologies that offer larger and larger volumes of data. However, without an educational approach that can develop more than 5-10% of a student's full mental potential, no amount of information will ever produce truly educated citizens.

A Solution:
A Solution: Promote proven educational programs that directly increase intelligence and creativity and simultaneously improve moral reasoning, self-reliance, and mental and physical health and well-being. These programs include:
  • sound educational approaches to nutrition
  • natural, preventive health measures
  • effective drug prevention programs
  • and innovative curriculum development, including programs to develop the full mental potential of students.
While focusing on dissemination of knowledge, current approaches to education ignore the most fundamental component of learning -- the consciousness or intelligence of the student, which is the basis of gaining knowledge. Educational approaches must provide knowledge of consciousness and scientifically proven technologies to develop it. These approaches must comprehensively develop the brain physiology, creating complete cognitive and emotional development and comprehensive thinking.

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