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First Research Academy Network 2020

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Raised by 5 people in 6 months
Valentin Voroshilov  BOSTON, MA
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We all know that research hospitals are hospitals where people get a treatment, but also where various professionals invent and test new instruments, devices, and techniques to heal people. A research hospital is a place for healing people and advancing science of healing (a.k.a. medical science) at the same time.
Nowadays, if we want to reform education, first we have to reform a science of education. In particular, we need “research schools” (the name is based on the analogy with research hospitals). A research school is a place where learning and teaching is happening at the same time with studying learning and teaching, and leads to deeper understanding of learning processes and advancing teaching practices.
This idea seems obvious, but after ten years of trying, I gave up on attracting attention of powerful people and turned for help to power of people.
https://youtu.be/jCE_Z_bat74 this 2-minute movie could give an idea of the project. But here is more!
What would you say if someone would ask you, what is easier, to colonize Mars or to give to ALL students decent school education sufficient to study in college?
If you follow the news, your answer would be “Mars”! 
According to President Obama and businessmen like Elon Musk, in fifteen to twenty years people will be walking on Mars. However, after several decades of educational reformation still only a quarter of U.S. public school graduates “have the skills needed to succeed academically in college” (quote from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).
In thirty-five years since the latest installation in 1980, the Department of Education had spent about one trillion six hundred twenty-two billion dollars ($1,622,000,000,000.00;  http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/history/index.html). The average annual DOE budget is about 43 billion dollars, which is almost THREE times more than the average annual budget of NASA!
And yet – the mission of sending people on Mars is possible; the mission of educating all our students is impossible!
The reason for this difference is simple – SCIENCE!
Possible missions, achievable goals (like colonizing planets or eradicating all diseases) are based on a solid science: physics, mathematics, engineering, biology, chemistry, medical science.
However, science of education does not exist! (it is more like alchemy, e.g. “Toward a Science of Education” by Dr. James Kauffman:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YY1UDM/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb)
If we want to promote educational research to a true science we need to “Treat Education Like Space Exploration”!
That includes building research facilities specifically designed and designated to study learning and teaching processes (like “Manhattan Project’, “Apollo Program”, International Space Station, Hadron Collider, and many others have been designed to study the world of physics).
In medicine we have research hospitals. It is time to build first truly research school!
This campaign is to raise initial funds to begin the process of designing and building such a research facility, which has to be built around a specifically designed school (below you find more detailed information on the structure of the facility, and this link lead to the description of the school http://www.teachology.xyz/chs.htm).
For more information please visit:
http://www.teachology.xyz/30uS.html
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https://www.gofundme.com/teachology
or
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-infrastructure-do-we-need-developing-science-2016-voroshilov 
Thank you,
Dr. Valentin Voroshilov
www.TeachOlogy.xyz
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Dear Guest!
Below you find a longer version of waht you just had read above (to give a better idea of the campaign).
Treat Education Like Space Exploration!
What is easier, to colonize Mars or to give to ALL students decent school education sufficient to study in college?
If you follow the news, your answer is “Mars”!
According to President Obama and businessmen like Elon Musk, in fifteen to twenty years people will be walking on Mars. However, after several decades of educational reformation still only a quarter of U.S. public school graduates “have the skills needed to succeed academically in college” (quote from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). In thirty-five years since the latest installation in 1980, the Department of Education had spent about one trillion six hundred twenty-two billion dollars ($1,622,000,000,000.00; http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/history/index.html). The average annual DOE budget is about 43 billion dollars, which is almost three times more than the average annual budget of NASA!
And yet – the mission of sending people on Mars is possible; the mission of educating all our students is impossible!
The best indicator of the fact that most of the people, who have power, choose advancing space exploration (or something else, see below) against advancing education is how much money businessmen invest in those areas.
Here are some recent examples of billion investments:
Eradicating Polio (Bill and Melinda Gates: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global-Development/Polio);
Finding cure to all diseases (Mr. Zuckerberg and Dr. Chan: https://chanzuckerberg.com/);
Space tourism (Richard Branson: http://www.virgingalactic.com/ );
Space cargo (Jeff Bezos: https://www.blueorigin.com/);
Colonizing Mars (Elon Musk: http://www.spacex.com/ or President Obama http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/11/opinions/america-will-take-giant-leap-to-mars-barack-obama/index.html)
Many philanthropist finance education, too. They give here and there a couple of dozen of millions of dollars to support students and teachers in economically suppressed/underprivileged areas and to ease some of the social issues like insufficient teacher preparation of local teachers, or helping students with having textbooks, etc. However, these actions look nothing like setting apart several billions of dollars to … (please, read again the list above).
Let us try to understand how do businessmen decide what project to finance.
First of all, they are looking for achievable goals. Businessmen do not invest into unachievable goals. Businessmen do not “burn” money, neither literally, nor figuratively. If businessmen do not see any realistic and positive outcome of a project, they do not invest into that project.
For all the goals listed above all the tasks needed to be finished for achieving those goals are all doable! (hence all those missions are possible!). No doubt, achieving each goal requires an enormous amount of money, and effort, and R&D, and manpower, and intellectual breakthroughs, and organization, and logistics, and … the list goes on and on. But the process for achieving each goal has a well-defined structure, clear stages, manageable tasks such that when one task is finished it opens doors for the next one. That is exactly why all these goals have been proposed!
And today it does look like for businessmen colonizing Mars, or eradicating all diseases, seems easier thing to do than providing high quality education to all students. This fact is a clear indication of the existing disbelief businessmen have toward education in general. All those powerful moguls do not believe that such a goal as educating everyone can be achieved.
Businessmen just do not see as feasible, or achievable such a goal as “eradicating stupidity/illiteracy/ignorance” - a slang and short version for “providing sufficient education to all”.
The next question one might ask is how do businessmen decide if a goal is achievable or not, if a mission is possible or not?
The answer is simple – SCIENCE!
All goals listed above are based on a solid science: physics, mathematics, engineering, biology, chemistry, medical science.
However, science of education does not exist! (e.g. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YY1UDM/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb)
Subconsciously (at the minimum), all billionaires know this.
One cannot build a multibillion business without having a strong intuition about the things.
All billionaires intuitively know that currently there is no basis for an “Eradicating Stupidity” Project (colonizing Mars is indeed easier!).
Fine, let us all accept the fact that there is no such a thing as a science of education. We should ask – (1) why, and (2) what can we do about it?
(1) - Because a science of education is a very young field.
(2) – We have to start thinking about a science of education in the same way we have been thinking about a science of a physical world.
I love slogan “Treat Education Like Space Exploration” (you can see on the right the logo of the project)!
In part it means that we have to start investing into research facilities designed and designated specifically to study learning and teaching processes (follow the link to see a short presentation on the matter: http://www.teachology.xyz/30uS.html).
The goal of promoting education research to a true science by investing into the development of infrastructure needed for the development of a science of education is achievable!
Now we finally come to the goal of this crowd-funding poster.
My dream is to build the first facility designed and designated specifically to study learning and teaching processes. This facility of course is to be built around a school of a special kind (for more detailed description of the school follow to http://www.teachology.xyz/chs.htm).
I can’t build it alone, so I need a team. And we will need a lot of money to design and to build the facility and to run it. Putting together a team, designing and starting the facility will take two to three years.
My current goal is to ignite public and to attract attention to the issue of a science of education.
In 1939 a letter has been delivered to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. That letter helped to change the history, because it became one of several important seeds from which later on the “Manhattan Project” grew up and the first atomic bomb was created.
The letter was signed by Albert Einstein. But the main authors of the letter were Hungarian physicists Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, and Edward Teller. Why didn’t they leave their signatures on the letter, and why for delivering the letter did they employ a help of another person who personally knew F.D.R. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einstein%E2%80%93Szil%C3%A1rd_letter)?
Because previously those physicists wrote a similar letter to the State Department, but nothing happened!
If Twitter, Facebook, and crowdfunding websites existed in 1939, maybe the Hungarian physicists could use the power of masses instead of the power of names to attract attention of people in power?
Everyone who finds at least some logic in the project, please be my Einstein and share this post.
If you want to fund the project, you should be aware of the fact that there will be no immediate financial result.
At first I need to collect amount sufficient to quit my current jobs and completely concentrate on the further fundraising.
The next step is forming a team of professionals who will be working fulltime on designing the first facility, and then running it, and then recreating the facility at different places.
In the end, everyone who invests in the project will be rewarded by the stocks proportionally to the monetary investment (follow this link http://www.teachology.xyz/chs.htm#F to have more information on the financial structure of the project).
Every investor will receive commemorative items (T-shirt, pins, and others) with the logo and the motto of the project.
Investors with children of an appropriate age will have a preference for being accepted to a school (if a school will be within geographical reach).
All big ideas have been achieved via baby steps. This fundraising is our first step together!
Everything you have read might sound to you like a crazy idea, but, following Niels Borh, in order to be true, a new idea should be crazy enough to stand out among the mainstream views. It is my and your chance to make a history together and create a true science of education, without which no true progress in a practice of education will be truly possible.
Feel free to contact me directly.
Thank you for your support!
Dr. Valentin Voroshilov
www.TeachOlogy.xyz
Treat Education Like Space Exploration!
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Update 34
Posted by Valentin Voroshilov
15 days ago
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Why Did Russian Cyber Forces Beat Their U.S. Adversaries in 2016? The Answers Is Rooted In The State Of Education In The U.S.

Why Did Russian Cyber Forces Beat Their U.S. Adversaries in 2016?

The Answers Is Rooted In The State Of Education In The U.S.

Why Did Russian Cyber Forces Beat Their U.S. Adversaries in 2016?
Why eleven World Chess Champions came from the USSR/Russia and only one came from the U.S. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Chess_Championship)?
It might not seem obvious, but the answer to both question is the same, which is: “Because Americans do not value intelligence (a.k.a. intellect)”.
Just Google “Americans values”. The list would always include things like freedom, entrepreneurship, persistence, practicality, generosity, and others, but nothing related to “being smart”.
The highest recognition a smart person can have is to be called a “geek”, or a “nerd”, which stands for “a harmless idiot who helps a “school king” or a “school queen” with his or her math homework”.
I know that this is an exaggeration, which however is not too far from the realty.
Statistically speaking, three hundred million Americans should have twice more smart people than one hundred fifty million Russians. But we do not see that!
Does it mean Russians are smarter than Americans?
The answer is – no!
The difference is not in the people.
The difference is in the approaches the two governments choose towards the youth preparation.
The full post is available at
https://teachologyforall.blogspot.com/2017/04/cyber.html
good education is a national security!
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Update 33
Posted by Valentin Voroshilov
27 days ago
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This is WHY education is SO important!!
Every country is as powerful as powerful its citizens.
For any country to be successful the country needs to have a sufficient number of people who satisfy the four following conditions; those people have to be:
1. smart
2. educated
3. honest
4. active.
All four conditions are equally important and the order I list them does not matter; it just reflects the fact that I am a physics teacher.
“Smart” means an ability to solve problems using reasoning.
“Educated” means having in a working memory a sufficient volume of relevant information.
“Honest” means more than just telling the truth; it also means an ability to take risks and be open about it, an ability to accept mistakes (and – being smart and educated – learn from those mistakes).
“Active” means literally to be active, to be involved in actions, to act. A lazy genius who watches the events of the world and does nothing about anything might as well just do not exist, since his/her influence is equal to zero. “Active” also means an ability and the necessity to communicate with fellow citizens.
We live in historic times.
The whole World is undergoing a transition from one historic phase to another one.
The World used to be essentially divided between two stable forces of influence, called “Communistic materialism” and “Democratic capitalism”.
This old World does not exist anymore, but the new stable world configuration is still in the making.
It will take at least a couple of generations to build the new World. By the end of that process the new configuration of the centers of influence will emerge.
If history teaches us anything, it is that there is no guaranty at all, that those countries which had the most of the influence at the beginning of the reconstruction of the world order, still will keep the same level of influence. On the contrary, the most of the historic precedents tell us that the new world order usually is based on the new most influential countries (for example, the Roman Empire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Empire; British Empire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Empire; Mongol Empire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_Empire).
Whether we like it or not, America is not insulted from the processes happening in the whole world.
The events of the 2016 Presidential Elections is one of the most visible results of the social changes happening in America due to its interactions with the rest of the World.
No wonder millions of Americans express isolationists sentiments.
However, the future of America is not defined by the processes happening outside of the Country.
The future of America solely depends on how many smart, educated, honest, and active people does America have ( https://teachologyforall.blogspot.com/2017/03/sane.html).
Currently we can only hope that the number of such people is above the critical threshold.
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Update 32
Posted by Valentin Voroshilov
1 month ago
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This song has been written during a snow storm.
When one is being "locked" in a house, mind starts wondering, and here we are!
Keep in mind, I am an amateur song writer, and I learned English using books, TV and radio shows.
I was just having fun, but anyone is welcome to use this text as a draft for an actual professional song!

To deal with my responsibilities
I need to have the right abilities,
I have to learn, and do it fast,
If I don’t want to be the last:
- The last to wear commencement robe,
- The last to find a better job,
- The last promoted at the work,
- The last erasing boss’s smirk.

Education is important,
Education is a must,
Education is a port at
Path to future from the past.

Take your time and be persistent,
Make your teacher sweat and grow,
Education needs commitment
Same like making into PRO.

(regarding the meaning of PRO - see the picture!)
Good Eduction is like Becoming a PRO!
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Update 31
Posted by Valentin Voroshilov
1 month ago
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Will the Yidan Prize Affect the Evolution of Education? Too Soon to Say.
When Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Initiative announced their goal “to eradicate all diseases” ( https://chanzuckerberg.com/) I only hoped it would go better than the project of changing education in Newark (New Jersey). It did not go well: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AXS6BIE/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb.
However, it seems they have learned a lesson: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/jeremy-freeman-chan-zuckerberg-initiative-disease.
The same approach must be used to eradicate all “the ignorance” in the world by reforming the way education currently is being reformed.
There is much more to read at
http://www.gomars.xyz/YP.html
The largest World Prize in Education
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$60 of $300k goal

Raised by 5 people in 6 months
Created October 13, 2016
Valentin Voroshilov  
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Guerman Khotline
5 months ago

Ura!

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Anonymous
6 months ago
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kshitij Sharma
6 months ago

you go Mr. V !!!!!

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Kassandra Hernandez
6 months ago

You go Mr. V!

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