I learned a lot of really useful things in school. The most important things I learned were early on and the most valuable thing for me was to get a really good grip on the basics. Reading, writing, arithmetic, grammar and spelling. Think about mastering all basic subjects the same way you (maybe) mastered the times tables. 

The current state of public education does not lend itself to this being important. Each child starts and stops at the same point and covers the same amount of material each year. The slow learners need tutoring and additional attention to “get up to speed” and the fast learners are bored since they don’t need to study to get good grades. 

Grades don’t indicate intelligence anyways. It’s arbitrary since they are only “behind” by consideration that the set forth learning cadence is correct for all students. 

We are using an existing technology, this is not some wild idea we have. It’s called Applied Scholastics and has been around for 50 years. 

I didn’t REALLY learn how to learn until I was 35 and I did it with Applied Scholastics. Absolutely blew my mind. This technology has been the keystone to my success over the last few years.  

Applied scholastics emphasizes learning how to learn and not moving on until you have learned and can apply the material, and learning subjects which you have a use for. 

Oxford defines learning as the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught. 

The ability to learn is directly proportional to ones happiness and well being. Confused people are rarely happy. They’re often delusional.

So we aren’t just teaching. There are many ways to acquire knowledge, skills and experience that do not involve a pedant.   

For those that can help we would really appreciate it. We are fortunate enough to be able to fund this as much as the IRS will allow, but it does need to be sustained by outside donations. 

We are taking no salary or other compensation for this. 

The donation page set at increments of $100. So if you want to give $500 set the quantity at five and so on.

We are a 501c3 so this will be tax deductible for you. Consult your CPA for tax advice. 

Those giving $1k, $5k and $10k will get a plaque as well as your name on the plaque in the center, lots of recognition across the community for being a donor, announcement in newsletters, and most importantly helping so many children develop a useful education that will last a lifetime. 

We are taking 5 founding members at $10k. Two of those memberships have already been pledged. 

Every little bit does help, but we need some big players to step up and help make a difference. 

Eminem was wrong. 

You don’t only get one shot. 

You get many. 

This is one of them.

Jamie Rossi