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Delivery of early reading skills is a Critical Gift. Without this Gift, all children are behind before they start kindergarten. The Gift, Only an individual gift delivers early reading skills at age 2, 3, 4 and 5. This gift is the key to opportunity. It is society’s best (effective and lowest cost) approach to preparing the most at-risk to want opportunities, choices and engagement.

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January 17, 2014


Poverty and Education Gap

Our thoughts are about age 0-6 children, way before the consideration of politics and 20th century K-12 education. 

Universal  Pre-k has problems with a guaranteed outcome for the children and schools and that is not part of this discussion except to say it is too little to late.

Early Reading Skills delivered to the requirements of the local school district to insure that 100% of the children are ready to read before kindergarten would be a lesser and more pinpointed endeavor that could be designed to pay for itself and cover everything needed if aligned.

Federal and state government requirements would not be needed because assisted readiness has been proven to be defined within the child, subject to an early start and individual opportunity attitudes.

Everything would be different if 100% of the children showed up for kindergarten with this readiness district by district.

Could you help?   

The cure for the USA education and poverty gap is available if leadership registers on first things first right the first time.

There is no choice of cure better than what is already proven to be simply Socratic, personally logical, and already defined within the child.

The cure for these gaps fully recognizes the pain of being an effective citizen and invested lives, provision and cost up to this point. 

Quality is free when…

Bottlenecks cost extra money when…

How do leaders not do first things first when…

Attitude and inertia will confuse first things first when…

Attitude makes the difference when…


How can the importance of age 0-6 be missed when 100 years of Montessori preschool development and the new science of brain development is so readily available in the unlicensed private sector’s cash flow?

In order to create the cure; join me in attention to the 100% goal and then first things first action to acknowledge the most at risk child’s positive expectation.

The end in mind is here… Click here …. You are challenged to work on/not talk about/positioning this high quality constraint thinking.

The ultimate road forward is here…… Click here ….. you are challenged to create something close to this.

This is not a USA VALUES, LLC product or service and it cannot be purchased or sold.

Pay via the honor system ($20 or something showing a willingness to vest) using PayPal  Tomwolfgram@usavalues-character.com for this active but limited understanding and limited discussion of the St Paul School District and City journey, as a base discussion of first things first
efforts to eliminate the development, education and poverty gap.  Click here  This link will take you to the “free” password process.

Best regards,
Early Reading Skills Delivered - Ringing Advantages

Thomas Wolfgram 
President-  USA VALUES, LLC

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December 09, 2013


Draft for discussion with School District Leadership

Attached are two prepared memo links, hope you find them interesting.  http://www.usa-positive-expectations.com/support-files/citydistrictgood2.pdf

Perhaps there are other ways to be, talking and presenting school district’s delivered proficiency for the total dollar.  How we see the pain we are in drives a vast new expectation from promoting literacy is freedom.  We might recognize that attitude about freedom, addressed by the local district with minimal added help from the state or federal structures, could move quickly to deliver more proficiency and much higher expectations. Average cost per student is destructive in discussion of the requirement for no choice high quality “literacy is freedom” change management.  Average cost might work for the district with the state and federal structures but will not work in any local conversation. 

Cost is a reality; is vague and debatable per school and student.  Clearly the district has demonstrated tremendous compassion to the most at risk with a portion of its total cost.  On the record, with its check book it has promoted levels of unconditional compassion.  This is a strength, a positive and leadership, vision and expectation for making the investment will become first things first. What commitments do you get in return for this from child, parent, mentor, teacher, district, and brand; what are they?  Your positive expectation might be played to unconditional commitment.  How are you going to leverage this to a new attitude of special expectation, because if you don’t; you are leaving the concept of investment ROI and real positive expectation behind.  Look at what this presentation does for you.

1.       It positively positions your costs as normal and required extra to change attitudes, plus…

2.       It calls out a need to address the extra with compassion and other virtues including work leveraged around commitment.

3.       It ties to a complete set of works including continuous improvement and new money.

4.       It builds on a desirable brand to fill the urban houses, streets and schools with new ROI value. 

We know the most at risk mom or dad will need a tangible concept of the investment to pivot their attitude.  That pivot attitude must come from the school district; and I will give it to you.  Think as if you have the money to deliver “literacy is freedom”, if you are committed.  A new attitude for a family that includes a 0-6 year old child is like a $500,000 position (asset) of positive expectation before high risk takes its toll.  Child by child that position grows to double or triple expectation if risk is reduced and focus is increased.  Expectation can also become less without care.

Building quickly on Socratic understanding of first things first; effort based on current science and demonstrations will leverage the workings of other industries, constraints and disciplines.  One of those constraints, if released, would unleash innovation beyond any expectation for those not at risk. Another, for the most at risk, would be a huge risk reduction / graduation / asset accumulation for child and parent.  

Published news links –

Let us discuss this.  This letter, prepared memo links, and links to published news are located on the web here.  http://ulticharnetwork.blogspot.com/ and here http://www.usavaluescoupons.com/article/st-paul-mn-school-district-demonstrations/
Best regards,
Early Reading Skills Delivered - Ringing Advantages

Thomas Wolfgram  President-  USA VALUES, LLC

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October 10, 2013


School District Innovation that Pays Investors for Success

I mentioned I would send you some information on Future Pay For Success Efforts and Experts that are focused on Special Education Dollars of cost savings to pay for Early Education of those most at risk.

ReadyNation is part of America’s Promise.  They are creating a private sector bond for the bridge loan to readiness driven by a school district.  The bond has a pay for success component to the owner of the bond based on the successful effort of the School Districts Collaboration with the source of Early Education that is strong enough to avoid special education placement starting in kindergarten.

There is hope this kind of thinking would bring major innovation to public school districts under the assumption that the Special Education Dollars would  continue to flow to payback the bonds plus plus.

USA VALUES thinking is broader and simpler about borrowing and potential savings and innovation.  The special education dollar is only a part of what the school district would save by doing first things first for the most at risk children.  USA VALUES also thinks the real issue is the status quo externalities existing that prevent school districts from innovating at a pace needed by our 21st century society, thus we see a real role for the grassroots in each local school district.


As I mentioned, I would like to discuss this with you so you at least know what we are about.

Best regards,
Early Reading Skills Delivered - Ringing Advantages

Thomas Wolfgram


President-  USA VALUES, LLC

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We have a nation in pain because our free society is gapped

We have a nation in pain because our free society is gapped. 

We have an economic and education gap that starts very early creating, segmenting, and leveraging our differences instead of achieving the positive expectation of our founders, great leaders and parents.  The melting pot will not melt differences without early literacy that actually creates “literacy is freedom” and equal opportunity.  More and more literacy is needed.  Society is aware but has no way to solve its pain without the very early innovation in pre-k and k-12 systems first things first. 

You have the way to start RIGHT NOW to reach into your community and solve that pain.  You have access to unlimited new money to start because you will create the new money and not rely on the state and federal government to sustain your innovation.  Everything you need to do is within the providence of leadership, innovation, proficiency and poverty.

Start here, call me and I will walk you through the complex plus show you the new money for your innovation  -- Thomas Wolfgram

You know of painful policies in the way of throughput that create more time on task without outcomes.  You likely already have first things first visions to make sense of what you know about your district and its intricacies. How will the science of constraint management works for you?  It is up to you, we can help, you see the base solution includes doing first things first right the first time (FTFRTFT). 

There is no fee to start this! It will cost you 20 assignable private hours of time, Lets discus – Thomas Wolfgram

We are going to intrude with a pain solution for your community by openly communicating issues that will cause the grassroots to focus on the following public service message statement.  Hopefully, it will help you as it spills into your constraint management thinking.  Hopefully, we see the same constrained capacity at the source of the pain. Hopefully, you will direct new resources under the sustaining direction of the school district with or without USA VALUES, LLC.

The Truth- Without the gift of Early Reading Skills all children are behind before they even start kindergarten.

The Gift- Only an individual gift delivers early reading skills at age 2, 3, 4 and 5. This gift is the key to opportunity. It is society’s best (effective and lowest cost) approach to preparing the most at-risk to want opportunities, choices and engagement.

The Focus- When 100% of the children start kindergarten ready to read the urban school has resources to meet the larger requirement.  K-12 Schools are vested but not funded in the goal of 100% readiness.

Direct social media will intensify to simplified 100% expectations addressing the most acute pain as we create a cash flow.  http://www.usavaluescoupons.com/article/paypal-transfers-retweets/  The discipline, commitment and no choice decision to create the simplified 100% expectation of starting kindergarten ready to read could be helped by you.  And, that will change everything.  It is Socratic thinking if you allow it. 

We have not intruded, on your space until top down noise has grown to admit the serious pain in the grassroots. We are suggesting you find a change leader outside the system powerful enough to overcome the inertia and externalities.  Not only does our nation locally need to deal with early reading skills delivered, within all our children, to kindergarten but also the assets and attributes developed within early character and emotional intelligence.  Stopping bullying, shunning and segmenting before or after kindergarten is just a first step to the restoration of civility.   

The pain solution is not yet seen as the (literacy is freedom and quality is free) literacy expectations of our citizens.  We have added the concept that the grassroots can do this without new state or federal government money.  The grassroots will find and create a champion powerful enough to offset inertia and powerful externalities.  Just understanding that Quality is Free and Constraint Management has an assuredly scientific return within the system’s present cost.  This is priceless because it sustains itself.  It will discourage a system that defines first things first right the first time and then does not fund it.

Our free discussion already addresses definitions for: ERSD-RA, FTFRTFT – child, PVofPE-Prek – child, FTFRTFT – System, PVofPE-Prek – Society, and New Money.  It will also explain the 8 -20 Letters to fortune 1000 business to more than encourage innovation and the 3 -10 letters to Governors, Commissioners, superintendents and mayors to help them assert direct confidence in first things first  innovation.

How can the school districts and superintendents reach 100% of the children before kindergarten without creating new money?

You can help, (click here) and give us permission to explain

in several emails the cash flow to you and your network

by messaging  everyone else to put our nation’s acute pain behind us.

 Best regards,
Early Reading Skills Delivered - Ringing Advantages
Thomas Wolfgram, President-  USA VALUES, LLC

PS.  More,

Are you up for questions and sharing?  

Go to this blog and give us your thoughts. 

You know our nation cannot keep doing what it is doing? 

It is a crisis to not educate our citizens to the level required of the future, right? 

How is the community engaged with its own children?  Are the leaders “fishing” to create literacy?  

Is it individually devastating to the best and brightest to not create literacy is freedom for everyone? 

When is the pain of not enough literacy felt?  Now?

What would your district look like in your imagination and vision if 100% of the children were delivered to kindergarten READY TO READ?  

What would you do with the influence created by the ringing advantage?

How would you influence the community to deliver this readiness?  

Each child PVofPE-Prek  (Source)    $10,000 will get the child a $500,000 positive expectation.      

Our nation’s PVof PE-Prek  Expect is an 4% GDP growth rate verses 2%.

To be effective- end in mind, first things first, be proactive with self understanding?  Stephen Covey.

You live with first things first. You know it is required.  You have to lead with it on the personal level for those who rely on you.  What about your district?

You have to focus on the child before it is too late for that child?  (Source)

To be effective- end in mind, first things first, be proactive -- with Socratic systems understanding. High quality is free and defined when the system does first things first right the first time.  E. Goldratt said it before S. Covey.

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September 06, 2013


At the Start

At the start -- what reading readiness could be delivered and received by the child first things first?  That thinking really needs to be freshly examined.  As you know there are more than 2,000,000 children per year who start behind the reading requirements of the K-12 school systems across the nation.  Reading readiness and age appropriate positive expectations are very important assets or attributes mostly missing in each of these children.  If you are effective and care about the nation we leave our children you understand there is no choice to doing anything other than first things first.  That needs to be found and plugged in.   
The learning of order and language based on a one size fits one relationship with an adult that matches the child’s age 0-6 sensitivity of brain synaptic development would be a huge boost to the local education and economic systems.   

Footing for K-12 Education Systems  Simplicity is important when a district is trying to move the needle on 20-80% of the children starting.  If a meaningful relationship between provider, child and parent is taking place early literacy is the result.  Anything less than early literacy means the requirement has not been kept simple and primary.  School districts are positioned exclusively with the capacity to simplify and solidify the requirements.  

USA VALUES, LLC is working long odds with large business and local school districts.  Many say the presentation of this simplicity to large business, governors, commissioners, mayors, school boards, superintendants and others at the top looking down will strike out without creating the footings for system change. See http://chardevelactivity.blogspot.com/ for business; and for government and education http://ulticharnetwork.blogspot.com/.    However, somehow we will establish a base in the grassroots with the effective citizen in pain to call on education reform and turnaround to start with first things first right the first time (FTFRTFT) with the most at risk for the highest return.   This change already happened quickly in business systems using these concepts because customers demanded higher quality.  Each and every successful turnaround from a system that does not work includes a stop and pivot; finds the basic first things first; does that without exception; and rebuilds everything around that result and new capacity.  Leadership knows that not getting first things first done right the first time means effectiveness is compromised.   We owe our most at risk kids the pivot to literacy is freedom, one size fits one that existed back when our nation was formed and was 97% literate.
To be clear, as we approach the many in the grassroots living the “national pain” with a revenue source for messaging,   http://www.usavaluescoupons.com/article/pain/ , we will be saying that the system and its establishments know better.  School districts have the money and expertise to close the gap of what can be assuredly measured with observation and demonstration starting kindergarten.  We hope to focus the nation on why simple could be the solution and how badly we are missing the 100% goal expectation.  Our historical investments in “literacy is freedom” in the world are numerous and generous.  Leaderships to provide the gift of literacy at home to 100% of our citizens are constrained by policy compromise.    

The following is foundational to seeing this simple innovation and creating the new money to deliver 100% of the children.
·         http://www.usa-positive-expectations.com/support-files/adaptedknowledge.pdf ; Constraint Management to Achieve Goals. 
·         http://www.usa-positive-expectations.com/support-files/adaptedknowledgemore.pdf  More on Constraint Management to Achieve Goals.

In simple summary there are just five steps to continuous improvement in high quality throughput.  
1.       Identify the systems constraints  (this is easy for the school district)
2.       Decide how to exploit the systems constraints
3.       Focus everything on the FTF system constraint plus one or two that are next
4.       Break the FTFRTFT constraint with innovation drawn from a resource not constrained.
5.       Move to the next, never stopping and also taking on the policies

There are three questions to answer with one new Socratic attitude that creates proactivity and common sense cause-effect-cause ownership of the problem at the district level. 
1.       What to change (FTFRTFT)  -See Covey -First Thing First
2.       What to change to (End in Mind)  -See Covey -Start with the End in Mind
3.       How to cause the change ( Socratic)  -See Covey -Be Proactive Internally and Externally
a.       Understand Cause – Effect - Cause  --See it as science.   Constraints built around dependent processes, variability and time lost being money lost is as predictable as water turning to ice. 
The Theory of Constraints (short book) by Eliyahu M. Goldratt -1990; goes the entire distance to explain how to set the problem and the solution at the level (school district) to impact the expectations of our communities.  Without literacy we are without freedom and it is painful within the grassroots.  He points out three languages of change management and a need to respect each for the understanding of the wisdom it delivers.  
1.       Language of the organization and its system/data; 
2.       Continuous improvement language of process and importantly the science of throughput.
3.       Positive Expectation Emotion caused by effect-cause-effect Socratic thinking that places the problem with those who can solve it.  The science part of the answer is always subject to an attitude that requires the power of an idea creator. 

A Footing for the At Risk Child  This is the low cost pain pill, not offered, because of vested externalities built on past compromise.  Early Reading Skills Delivered for a Ringing Advantage (ERSD-RA) is always delivered one size fits one when the process is dissected.  Even a classroom or child care effort breaks down to one size fits one to deliver the basic knowledge as a gift.  At this delivery point the care provider can predict the outcome and the child reflected joy when they know they get it.  If a meaningful relationship between provider, child and parent is taking place early literacy is the result.  Ready to read starting kindergarten is easy to define from the child’s take away.  The detail is here and does not require testing, is all about demonstration and observation: 

More footing for the System  Once the simplicity is observed the complex alternatives preventing 100% delivery becomes a cloud evaporated.   Look and you can find this happening every day.  The provider capacity to deliver this far exceeds what can be placed in classrooms today or in the future and our next tranche of at risk children should not be asked to wait.  Districts will want to reach into the community with quality requirements that can be met within a new six sigma focus that is more than just finding a mentor for the child.   
Level     Process outcome of reading readiness                   Ready for kindergarten judged without testing

1                              80% of 100%                                                                       80%

2                              80% of 20%                                                                         16%

3                              80% of 4%                                                                             3.2%

4                              80% of .8%                                                                              .64% 

Total                      99.84%  Delivered to Kindergarten Ready
.16% Delivered Not Ready                                                                             
160 per 100,000 Not Ready
1.6 per 1,000 Not Ready

Present Value of Positive Expectations from Prek ERSD-RA delivered FTFRTFT will impact expected GDP Growth   The top tier of this issue (federal, state, foundations, and associations) are vested in compromise while the basic population is simply not being prepared to carry its weight and a nation that started with 97% literacy 240 years ago is at risk of failure. You cannot afford to not examine the upside that literally will release our best and brightest to be the world standard again.  It will move our masses to graduate high school or better.  A short period is needed to affect the projections of this on the economic future.  The professional macro projection exists that this change in quality and quantity of education would be enough to cause a 4% base growth rate in GDP expectation versus our present 2% expectation.  In the semi-macro sense this changes every local societal problem being discussed to something more than the new normal of less for each.
Best regards,
Early Reading Skills Delivered - Ringing Advantages
Thomas Wolfgram

President-  USA VALUES, LLC
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August 13, 2013


Governor’s First letter.

Greetings, Please let me introduce the Theory of Constraints

USA VALUES, LLC does not have a horse in the top down race to develop Early Childhood Education.  However, its observations are being shared because it is so very important to the children at risk, the public school district’s future and the basic individual formula to step beyond poverty.  

There is a proven Socratic 21st century continuous improvement method called the Theory of Constraints that should be repurposed to graduation and proficiency gains and give rise to BOOMING expectations for change, innovation, and the potential for reinvested savings that payback the bonded loan and much more.  

Doing first things first causes everything downstream to change under control.

The call to innovate public education for the 21st century is constant because it is pained by a troublesome gap in proficiency and the segment of our population most pained is without turnaround knowledge and power.   Continuous improvements of constraint management generating innovation and savings in your state’s school districts are more than possible and could be more than adequately funded because of simple confidence and commitment.   

 The goal is 12 words:

“graduations rising, operating costs declining and

dropout rates decreasing to near zero”.


This would be based on:


Large companies asking a school district or two or ten to cause

100% early reading skills delivered to kindergarten

starting with the most at risk children


Simply deliver 100% of the children ready to read to kindergarten and everything changes overnight like the capping of the Gulf Oil Leak.  All the subjects and words would change and be put into the order of the first tranche of children progressing through the school district with great new positive expectations.

In system words this is removal of one major initial constraint that drives negativity from birth to death.  We are not suggesting a whole life focus, just a first things first focus.  The science of this improvement method has not formally been used in school districts and communities.  Yet the practicality of first things first constraint management has been applied in a number of notable successes.  More study is not warranted because success is a local attitude.

Schools are seeing many choices to change as something much more confusing than it need be.  Turnarounds always drive the ownership back to first things first, so this opportunity is not going away.  Continually making the “not first things first choice” is costing our nation and states their edge for the future. 

Districts can not miss with the Theory of Constraints because it is socratically built at each district to change only one or two most critical dependent capacity constraints at a time and subordinate all other change efforts to that.  Choices of what to change disappear and agreement increases when the throughput issues are reduced to what is first thing first.  The New Money bridge to make this change over 10 years is paid back and nets to a savings from innovation so the money is available based on district level commitment. 

Your superintendents are going to need large company encouragement to innovate, school districts have externalities to work with that will require a higher power challenge.  Truthfully, large companies, often do not feel the pain at the pre-k point.  That is a logical problem we have solved in the application of their value to this focus point. The encouragement we have designed comes with a last resort guarantee of the bonds needed to fund the school district’s oversight of 100% reading readiness delivered to kindergarten right the first time.  In the concept of 100% reading readiness before kindergarten there is no reason to wait in reaching the most at risk. Resolving to have a process that has a 100% positive expectation and no leaks is mostly attitude. 

We are now approaching the largest businesses in our nation with the concept that they encourage local superintendents and school boards to innovate on the sure footed basis of first things first done right the first time.  Our approach in bits and notes is lengthy leaving little room for the logical and emotional status quo, of doing nothing with the externalities that are in the way.  Regional and district level business will also be addressed when the district decides to innovate in a way that the payment of the bridge loan can be guaranteed and the positive expectation shared.  Who is really feeling the pain of status quo and the ability to project growth?  Who is really pained by our overall education proficiency and economic stagnation?  Does the Fortune 1000 valuations reflect growth right away?  Think Socratically about what is first things first.

A series of 20 email letters to the largest business CEOs is in process and documented here.  http://chardevelactivity.blogspot.com/   A series of email letters to the governors, commissioners and superintendents is documented here.  http://ulticharnetwork.blogspot.com/  This is an adapted knowledge of high quality meeting requirements of the next step as defined here.  http://www.usa-positive-expectations.com/support-files/adaptedknowledge.pdf   

These three books, covering this knowledge written for business, are just waiting to be repurposed for school districts and state governments.  The “Goal “, “Critical Chain” and “Theory of Constraints”  by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, in the late 1980’s, are available as used books on Amazon.  Yes, these concepts are “old” and already taught in business schools all over the nation with consultants everywhere. 

You could help by seeing your superintendents as CEOs with “nothing more than the goal or GOAL” as their #1 issue.  The GOAL and the Theory of Constraints is applied in systems of dependent product and service flow and policy including K-12 school districts and communities feeding the process.  If we are not careful with the policy we will end up with another silo of state regulations that do not exactly fit the exact first things first pain. 

Business  /  School District Issues

1.       First things first throughputs in units are measured using 100% wherever there is a real capacity constraint created by dependent productive efforts and policy.  First thing units of learning required to pass and graduate are like individual projects steps to be managed as constraints.

2.       Total operating expenses are measured without reference to local optimization.  Ditto

3.       In process inventory is the storage of materials and historical allocated operating expense to date that are accepted to improve throughput meeting the required due dates.  In process individual learning is stored for future readiness and graduation.  Policies making artificial starts and stops are costly.  Dropouts are not valued at the in-process operating expense lost. Our best and brightest students and teachers are held back when they could generate more throughput revenue in a shorter time span.

The Goal requires that the first things first dependent effort constraints be broken.   From the following you can imagine how important they are.  Constraints created by policy are often major impediments to throughput.  Superintendents have long lists of these, showing that 100% throughput is not the # 1 goal.  The concept of a constraint to throughput is similar to a bottleneck.  Watch a funnel backup and overflow and realize the cost effectiveness  after the funnel was depend on the capacity of the funnel and lost time cannot be made up.  The teacher force has issues, but nothing close to what is first things first. 

1.       First things first constraints (FTFC), not broken reduce throughput

2.       FTFC not broken cause excess cost elsewhere

3.       FTFC not broken actually limit what can be achieved in a time frame.  The weakest link limits the output of the process of dependent efforts.

4.       FTFC, if not improved to meet 100% requirements, will cause rework or loss of individuals in the process of proficiency and graduation.

5.       FTFC not broken lengthens the process really needed from start to finish.  In public education, the individual not being ready creates rework, waiting, testing and grading.   Not being ready to read before kindergarten is simply more expensive than doing it right the first time. The system of dependent efforts cannot catch up and can only fall further behind.

6.       Not breaking FTFC immediately increases the risk of loss in the in-process individual between kindergarten and graduation.   

7.       FTFC solutions do not need to include staff reductions as more learning will take place in the shorter start to finish.

You can help by seeing your superintendent as the CEO who knows his way around these concepts and know that the business CEOs have this to share:

1.       Theory of Constraints - Repeating the “Goal “, “Critical Chain” and “Theory of Constraints”  by Eliyahu M. Goldratt in the late 1980’s are available as used books on Amazon.  Yes, these concepts are “old” and already taught in business schools all over the nation with consultants everywhere.

2.        Definition of the local Pre-k Juggernaut to find 100% of the most at risk- “Reroute the Preschool Juggernaut”, http://www.hoover.org/publications/books/8138 by Chester E. Finn Jr. The PDF publishing is an outstanding introduction of issues reducing societal and business risk and increasing the proficiency of the USA School System.  It might be used to  transfer power to those committed to the mother load of education spending,  

3.       The promotional present value of positive expectations from pre-k.    Click on the story.

4.        The GDP value of 100% graduation rates and dramatic increases in the proficiency of our citizens.  Eric A. Hanushek, Hover Institute (Stanford) senior fellow in education has written chapter 16 - Education Quality and Economic Growth in The 4% Solution – Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs - George W. Bush Institute.  In that chapter one can clearly place, at the bottom of page 231, the concepts of ERSD-RA, PVofPE-Prek and FTFRTFT into the start and heart of his accelerated projection of the USA GDP Growth Rate.  We tie into and we cannot present a stronger economic justification than Socratically presented here.  It has been published by an expert without our asking.

5.       Redefinition of high quality to that of meeting the requirement of the next step, judged by the next step, in a process of dependent efforts.  Business has used this definition for the last 40 years and schools and government has missed this opportunity.  Again, Chester E. Finn Jr., the President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute Advancing Education Excellence wrote in -Reroute the Preschool Juggernaut-
in the chapter on The Quality Conundrum that the classic 1980 compliance language is not 21st century results/outputs language. 
USA says If results were measured and corrected first things first it would lead to the dollars of ROI downstream and every district could fix itself in 5-10 years by flowing high quality first things first to the next dependent step.   

  Best regards,
Early Reading Skills Delivered - Ringing Advantages
Thomas Wolfgram

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