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This is a presentation where I used Friedman's reasons for changing the way we use energy in this world as delineated in his book Hot, Flat, and Crowded. When giving the presentation, I attempt to ...

This is a presentation where I used Friedman's reasons for changing the way we use energy in this world as delineated in his book Hot, Flat, and Crowded. When giving the presentation, I attempt to show how all the methods to effect change in an inertia laden and frozen organization really boils down to using clear communication of compelling reasons for change. These reasons must be compelling enough for an audience to essentially convince themselves of the necessity for change. Friedman certainly does an excellent job of doing this in that he certainly convinced me that I need to change the way I use energy. As a corollary, I also attempted to give compelling reasons for changing the system of education in America. Hopefully I was convincing to my audience.

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Changing energy and education in America Changing energy and education in America Presentation Transcript

  • Our Planet and Our Schools: Hot, Flat and Crowded A confluence of reason for change in American energy usage and education policy James H. Workman
    • This American Life
    • an energy usage system broken
    • What’s for dinner?
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  • Reason for Change in Energy Policy
    • Combustion produces climate changing CO 2
  • Reason for Change in Energy Policy
    • Increasing global demand for energy
    • The world is emulating This American Life
  • Reason for Change in Energy Policy
    • Increasing oil prices increase oil revenues for nation states. This allows for the reversal of democratic trends.
    “ No taxation, so…no representation” Petrodictatorship
  • Reason for Change in Energy Policy
    • Oppression and mis-education of women and children
  • Reason for Change in Energy Policy War
  • Reason for Change in Energy Policy
  • Reasons for Change in Energy Policy
  • Reasons for Change in Energy Policy http:// www.lowcarboneconomy.com
  • Reason for Change in Energy Policy
    • More people mean more resource requirements
    • Limited resources lead to limitations on population growth
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    • energy // education parallel
    • education
    • a system broken
  • Reason for change in education U.S. Department of Education estimates one in ten students drop out. Manhattan institute asserts two out of three freshmen graduate in four years. One out of every two Black and Latino students graduate in four years http://ccsr.uchicago.edu/news_citations/070506_chicagotribune.html
  • Reason for change in education
    • Economic Policy Institute indicates that just over eight out of ten high school students receive a diploma.
    • Just under two out of three Black and Latino students do.
    http://ccsr.uchicago.edu/news_citations/070506_chicagotribune.html
  • Reason for change in education
    • Detroit public schools graduation rate
      • 21.7%
    • Chicago public school graduation rate
      • 52.2%
  • Reason for change in Education
    • Many kids don’t want to (or can’t) be in school
    • Incomplete education
    • Poverty
    • Reliance on social services
    • Think social security: the future economies of scale for other social services will not work.
  • Reason for change in Education
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    • Is it right to measure all kids the same way?
  • Reason for change in Education
    • Are our kids all the same?
  • Reason for change in Education
    • Do we all really agree that all students should be educated in the same way and held to the same [learner] standards?
    • Is it right to hold all students to the same standard in the name of teacher accountability?
  • Solutions
    • Energy innovation
    • clean, abundant, reliable, and cheap electrons.
    • Green…the new Red, White and Blue
    • But… that’s new and there are always barriers to change.
  • Solutions
    • Education innovation we need square holes for our square pegs.
  • Solutions
    • Innovative and different edumetrics.
    • But that’s new and there are always barriers to change.
  • References
    • Friedman, Thomas L. (2008). Hot, Flat and Crowded . New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
    • Lunenburg, F, & Ornstein, A (2008). Educational Administration: Concepts and Practices, Fifth Edition . Belmont, CA: Thomson Higher Education.