Monday, May 26, 2008

Public School Support Concept: Schools Adopting A School Program

Hello All,

During this period of "No Child Left Behind" Federal Act mandated by the Federal government here in America for public education. Where drilling students academically nearly in a para-military fashion to gauge they're overall learning for the pupil and the school itself. Has in effect voided the humane process of a public education based on inquiry especially for those schools that receive a failing grade. Many of these failing schools can be found not in the suburbs but in the inner cities of America. Such schools that continue to receive failing grades year after year are punished by removing resources and much needed public education dollars.

Instead of fostering a separate and very unequal public education system in America. My suggested concept comes into play allowing the creme d' la creme of the high grade scoring schools to adopt they're failing grade School cousins within the same school district county.

Each school district can devise the incentives of the high achieving school to adopt a school that matches the same grade levels they both teach. (IE a high school adopts another high school)

What this school to school adoption process entails is the following.

1) A teacher, administrative staff (IE assistant principles), school guidance counselors etc... Will be allowed to have an exchange program for a couple semesters at a time between the schools. So the high performer faculty can rotate to the failing school to serve for a couple semesters. And vice a versa the faculty in need to learning better processes can do so in the role model school.

2) A satellite non-profit "Foundation" is created for the failing grade school. Where excess resources, such as text books, computers, multi-media content, library books, etc.. Can be funneled from the role model school to the failing grade school through the foundation.

The foundation will also serve as a local community outreach fund raiser vehicle. For much needed monies that would otherwise be withheld from the failing school under the "No Child Left Behind" Federal Act. Preferably private donated dollars or other committed resources from the community can lift the ailing school in need. Fund raiser events can be also held in the role model school for their cousin school in need. Teaching perhaps civics and volunteerism to the student population in both schools by such fund raiser events.

3) The Foundation can also foster shared "Workshops" between the schools. Where akin to student tutoring the failing school can be remediated by the role model school and other faculty in the school district.

Such a school adoption process can take many years to reestablish the failing school into a productive passing grade school. But when it does occur the once school in distress of resources and monies will have graduated. The foundation laid in place for the ailing school will stay permanently to continue its mandate for providing what is needed when able.

Like the proud parent that adopted the school in distress they can be allowed to repeat the process all over again with a new school adoptee if they so choose after a cooling off period. The cooling off period will allow additional unofficial mentorship between the former adopted school. Where the role model school can recenter its role in its own local community. By having a time out period to readjust by being on its own again deciding if it will adopt another school within such a program.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Video Game Console Concept: Video Game System Embedded Into Your LCD / Plasma Displays

Hello All,

How many of you remember the days of the CRT televisions with an embedded VCR or DVD player in them?

Well what if carrying that multi-purpose CRT TV sets into the LCD / Plasma TV set age?

Where upon the base of a LCD / Plasma display be it upon a computer monitor or entertainment center. A video game console system is embedded directly into your LCD / Plasma. So if you have a 15"inch display to a 60"inch display you can have your video game system with it. Especially nowadays where the the PS3 (Playstation 3) or the Xbox 360 offer respectively Bluray or HD next generation DVD players with them.

If we can have multi-function PDA's or Cell Phones, why can't we have multi-function TV or Computer Monitor sets?

For those LCD / Plasma displays that hang on your wall instead. The base can be extended downward keeping the overall thickness of the set top display. Allowing the video game console system to be embedded into the base. Much like today's "Server Blades" that IBM has showcased in the past via commercials.

Having the video game console system configured into a blade design slipping right into the overall thickness of today's LCD / Plasma displays.

It can be done, it's just the video games industry hasn't envisioned it yet.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jewels of Truth Quotations & Favorite Quotes of The Day

Greetings Readers,

Thank you for stopping by from your busy day today. I just wanted to share another iteration of my "Jewels of Truth" series with many of you. So that it may expand your consciousness by the very act of sharing wisdom which is a very precious commodity in this crazy world of ours.

Enjoy and always pass it on where you so feel moved to do so by your own discretion. Thank you.


819) To those who seek the meaning of life with all its wonders and secrets. The seeking isn't in the destination nor in the journey. It is truly in the meaning it is prescribed to in one's own heart. If one truly sought the totality that life is, than one is seeking God in his infinite outlets. The intention of the sacred is what will bind you to awakening the Divine within. Thus the "Book of Life" will no longer read as gibberish. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

820) Those who seek approval from outside themselves will never truly find it. For true approval of one's identity comes from within your soul, where God lives in you. Those who seek acceptance have a better chance of finding it outside themselves. Where respect may be earned but at a cost, whether deserved by dignity or by the fear of others. Acceptance from others is like vanity, it can be very fickle. Adoration is not meant to replace approval or acceptance. It is truly meant for those who are beloved.

Where do you find your grace? ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

821) There is only one love we know as God(dess). All Love in its infinite forms emanates from the very center of God's being. It has always been "One Love with many outlets". This one love binds all as one blanket of warmth across eternity. In the sweetest eternal embrace for all life in all realms of creation. God(dess) is for all Lovers of any sort as they desire to express their grace within. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


The practice of art isn't to make a living. It's to make your soul grow. ---Kurt Vonnegut.

It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way. ---John Morley. (1838-1923)

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies. ---Aristotle.