The Promise We the People of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. (Preambleto the U.S. Constitution, September 17, 1787)
"Magnet" Communities Create Jobs Building"magnet" communities that can attract new businesses and create jobs is a -- 3-Phase Strategy (PDF; 1 page)
ThisRETRAC Website was first uploaded January 1, 1996. The site was hand-coded in HTML by Jill Applegate. Since then, the topic has remained the same; the content has been updated and edited to meet the changing realities of American society.
Wecannot restore America's Promise from the midst of a "Job Decession"
First, we need to resolve the "Job Decession" and while we are doing that, install Strategies that will prevent history from repeating itself. The "Job Decession", 2008-2014, can be fixed by getting Americans back to work -- productive, constructive work -- that produces competitive products. Endingthe "Job Decession" starts with a competition between communities -- Jobs are not
a commodity. Jobs are the reward for civic competitive
competence. Creatinga "magnet" community that attracts existing
companies and their potential jobs from other areas, or
offering entrepreneurs in other areas the opportunity to
create a new business in a new community, challenges
a community's commercial and political leadership.
Toattract businesses, a community must upgrade
its local schools to provide a tech-trainable workforce
for the new businesses that will create new jobs.
Americansneed to reconsider U.S. "schooling for
schooling's sake" that has driven America to it
knees (circa 1970-2010). The hi-tech, value-driven, competitive global economy will not reward the un-trainable, the slow adapters, or traditional public
America'shigh schools must begin to graduate tech-trainable students. Tech-trainable means: A "quick study" who is familiar with the STEM principles that drive technology; adaptable to new circumstances; and not threatened by computer-driven tools that have shifted the U.S. workforce from direct labor skills to indirect labor skills (from left brain to right brain driven). Americamust shift from Narrative-driven schooling to STEM-driven schooling -- OurStrategy is based on: "What is the least you need need to know, to know what you need to know, to initiate a successful initiative." Discovering that Strategy starts here -- Dynamics of local jobs creation in USA today (PDF; 1 page)
Creating jobs requires "change". New jobs will "change" a community's workforce. The "change" required by new jobs will be opposed by established "power centers". Long established power centers will destroy their community rather than allow "change". Thegeneration that needs the new jobs has to assert their Right to a future of their choice -- Don't Tread On Me!(PDF; 1 page)
The #1 Obstacle -- to a community's economic development
Only a community's "Bill of Rights Club" can remove the #1 obstacle to a community's economic growth and development -- "failing" public schools. Schools don't have a problem. Schools are the problem. U.S. schoolingpractices will change when local tax- payers learn to use the U.S. Constitution appropriately. U.S.Schooling, K-16, is responsible for parsing America. U.S. Schools have created a whole new segment of American society -- State-licensed Professional Parasites. Professional Parasites are paid to deal with problems, not to solve problems. TheProfessional Parasites, who staff U.S. Schools and professional services, feed on the American body-politic, and are sapping the strength and vitality from U.S. students with the Principles of Professional Parasites -- "Conform, Comply, or Good-bye."
The result -- over 80% of school dropouts are male. By 2020, it is estimated that 80% of graduating college students will be female. Over 98% of all innovators and inventors are male. That tells you all you need to know about the prospects for America's future. Failinglocal public schools do not attract competitive, highly skilled new residents who can raise average- household-income and home values in a local community. Failing schools derive their support and protection from State Departments of Education.
Toconvert a failing school into a successful school requires: 1) Severing direct control of local schooling from "No Child Left Behind" and the State DOE; plus,
2) Introducing STEM-driven schooling and --
Hanginga Bannerover the entrance to their school that states --
The Bill of Rights Club can introduce a new concept into American public life called "accountability" for the expenditure of public funds. Taxpayers can, "walk softly while carrying a really big Club".
Get moreinformation •Direct from Silicon Valley -- The hi-tech world's Definition of "STEM"(PDF; 1 page)
•What Tech-sTem testing measures and reveals about students' potential: About Tech-sTem Testing (PDF ;1 page) Testing for student Tech-sTem aptitude is available -- Level 1: Grades 5-8; and Level 2: Grades 9-12. For more
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•How-to Create a Tech-trainable workforce. To examine STEM-based schooling's perspectives
and practices: www.SchoolingForAllStudents.com •How-to Create jobs in Florida A community that can tell the world it has a tech-trainable workforce will be deluged with relocation inquiries. Contact us for more information:firstname.lastname@example.org