• Petitioning Arne Duncan

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Arne Duncan
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Barack Obama
Advisory Committee on Measures of Student Success
Archie Cubarrubia
President of the United States

Support Entrepreneurship Education in our Schools!

    1. Anthony Delmedico
    2. Petition by

      Anthony Delmedico

      Orlando, FL

We, the people, recognize that an education in the principles of entrepreneurship and financial literacy are critical to a productive livelihood for America’s students and generations to come. We believe that our nation's economic crisis - in which far too many Americans lost jobs, homes and life savings - strongly reinforce the need to provide our students with these essential tools of entrepreneurship and financial literacy education. We believe that the quickening rate of America’s brain-drain is affecting our country’s ability to innovate on a mass scale- and reinforces the need for a revamp in our education system to include exposure to entrepreneurship education.  We believe that the projected GDP rates predicting America falling behind are alarming and we need to turn it around now.  Finally, we believe that those who graduate from high school will be better prepared for with an understanding of these principles and will be a at a significant advantage over those who do not.  

We request that the Federal Government, Department of Education, State Boards of Education, State Curriculum Boards, and other Education leaders launch E2 Entrepreneurship Education as required core curriculum in all public schools grades 4-12. It is time for bold action to reverse these negative statistics.

My name is Anthony Delmedico. I have been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 10. I am a military veteran, an author and today a CEO to several successful multi-million dollar companies that I started on my own. I am also a father to a 7-year-old girl. 

I launched the E2 Petition for Entrepreneurship Education because I am very concerned about the current K-12 education system provided to our kids, how prepared they are for the real world as young adults, our overall economy, and the future of America.

We are at a pivotal moment in the history of America:

- High nemployment and high inflation

- Record teen dropout rates (1.2 million teens drop out annually)

- High juvenile crime rates and young adult incarceration rates

- 2.4 million college graduates can’t find jobs in their fields of study

- College students are in debt up to their eyeballs

- Globalization continues to drive jobs overseas

- Corporate America and Wall Street greed

- K-12 schools failing to prepare students for the real world

Since the recession of 2008, there has been a new global war taking form.  If you were to query the billions that live on our planet what is the #1 thing they all want from their government leaders, the answer would be an economy that provided good jobs.  Everyone in the world wants a good job.  Today, the war for jobs around the globe has trumped all other leadership activities. If countries fail at creating jobs, their societies fall apart. Countries, and cities will experience suffering, chaos, and eventual revolution. This is the new world that leaders confront. This can be seen as much at city level as it is at the country level.   

So how do we create more jobs?

We create more Entrepreneurs in America. Let me repeat that, we create more Entrepreneurs in America. And they're sitting in our K-12 schools today.  When there aren't enough start-ups, or when too many small businesses (entrepreneurs) fail, job creation fails. And when job creation fails, a country fails. If you have an "undersupply" of Entrepreneurs in a country's population, we will then have an undersupply of jobs. So, the question is, how do we create entrepreneurs and more jobs so that we can sustain our GDP growth and sustain our global leadership position?

Creating a new generation of Entrepreneurs will spark new products, services, new technologies, entire new industries, new exports, vastly increasing the growth rate of our current GDP, and this will also create new types of jobs and opportunities for America.

Entrepreneurs are responsible for 75% of all new job creation in America.

We need to pave a way, a roadmap, in our K-12 public schools that creates hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of new entrepreneurs by 2020. We need a new curriculum that exposes them to the traits of Entrepreneurship, the option of Entrepreneurship, and the concept of Innovation. We need to create a massive synergy of entrepreneurship and invention on a grand scale, and we need to do it NOW.

  "If Entrepreneurship is the engine of our economy,  creates jobs and puts food on tables,  why wouldn't we place the same emphasis on it in our public schools as Math, English and Science?"- Anthony Delmedico

Positive Impact of E2 Entrepreneurship Education to our Youth 

E2 as core curriculum will reduce teen drop out rates, juvenile crime and incarceration rates, as well as create a pathway to success for young adults, regardless of a college degree.  We can change these numbers below, by providing a more engaging, hands-on alternative subject in K-12. 

·    By the end of today 3,287 students will drop out of high school. 

·    By the end of the year, 1.2 million teens will drop out.

·    That's one teen every 9 seconds.                            

·    75% of state prison inmates are high school dropouts.

·    81% of dropouts say they would have stayed in school if subject matter were more relevant to real life. 

·    7 out of 10 high school students want to start their own companies.

·    Less than 25% of high school students are offered a business or entrepreneurial course by the time they graduate.                                                                             

 Positive Impact of E2 Entrepreneurship Education to our Economy 

·    Entrepreneurs create 75% of all new jobs in our economy.

·    America needs to create a net 21 million new jobs by 2020 in order to return full employment.

·    While the nation’s unemployment wavers at 7%, it’s nearly 20% for young adults.  And in some cities across the country, it’s 40% depending on race.          

·    Today, 2.4 million college graduates can’t find jobs in their field of study. That's a whopping 80% of all college grads.          

·    54% of the Millenials (18-34 year olds) would like to start their own business. Only 11% of the Millenials plan on doing so in 2012.                                                                                                 

The next global leader (U.S, China or whomever) will be the country that understands that the future of global leadership is based on GDP and jobs, which are both determined by the number of engaging Entrepreneurs in their populations. The fate of a nation can be determined by the financial literacy and entrepreneurial energy of its youth.

E2 Call to Action for America!

1) We are requesting that government education leaders incorporate E2 Entrepreneurship Education into core curriculum in all public schools (grades 4 -12).

2) Once the E2 program is created, we need teachers that can quickly train and teach entrepreneurship nationwide.

3) Next, we need local small business leaders in the community to step up and contribute to the schools, not with money, but with their time, becoming positive mentors, role models and success stories for our nation's youth.

Together, school districts, the business community, and government will launch a new generation of Entrepreneurs across America, creating 21 million new jobs by the year 2020.

Launching E2 is a big, bold idea.  It will require strong leadership, but if executed by 2013, it will create millions of new jobs and even new industries by the year 2020.  E2 will put America back to work and make the American Dream achievable by everyone, regardless of income, background or socioeconomic status.

Please join me, sign the petition!

Please join me in urging our government and education leaders to integrate Entrepreneurship Education into our K-12 schools. Entrepreneurship education added as core curriculum will create more jobs,  create new generations of Innovators, thinkers, and doers that America needs to remain #1 in GDP; as well as generate financially literate citizens better equipped to make important life decisions.   

Learn more about E2 Entrepreneurship Education: www.e2petition.com

 

E2 Entrepreneurship Education Presented at the FEE Summit, Washington, D.C.

Click here to check out my video presenting the E2 Petition for Entrepreneurship Education at the Future of Entrepreneurship Education Summit in Washington, DC.

 

 

 

 

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Reached 1,000 Signatures!

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      More than 1,000 people and organizations have signed the E2 petition calling for Entrepreneurship Education in our schools starting in grades 4-12. Thanks for your support! Carpe diem!

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      E2 Education Reform: Help America, Raise Entrepreneurs! Sign the Online Petition!

      We, the people, are asking that the Federal Government, Department of Education, State Boards of Education, State Curriculum Boards, and other Education leaders launch E2 (Entrepreneurship Education) as required core curriculum in all public schools (grades 4-12).

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Join the Movement, Become an E2 Partner!

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      Looking for ways to get involved in exposing our youth to entrepreneurship and financial literacy education? There are options for everyone. Parents, Teachers, Students, Businesses, Nonprofits, Adults, Friends, Community Members, Mentors. Click the link to learn more. Together, we can equip our youth with the real-life skills they need to be prepared. Become an E2 Partner and simply help us gain signatures on the E2 Petition.

    5. E2 Petition Strengthens America’s GDP and Improves Economy

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      According to a recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute, America will need to create a net 21 million new jobs by 2020 in order to return to full employment.

      "If we are serious about creating 21 million new jobs in the next 8 years, we need to create a lot of entrepreneurs. E2 entrepreneurial education will create an army of job creators versus job seekers, and change the face of the American economy within 8 years," says Delmedico.

    6. Ms. Corporate America Joins as E2 Partner in Promoting the E2 Petition

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      Her-story: Since the early 1960's, women have worked hard to climb up the corporate ladder or build their own business. Their roles have merged from homemaker/custodian to executive CEO's of fortune 500 companies. Their enduring strength and determination have provided an outlet for women to excel in the workplace. A woman's evolution into the mainstream corporate world has led to the renaissance of the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America Pageant. The Ms./Mrs. Corporate America Pageant is the only unique pageantry system that empowers professional women across America.

    7. Parenting 2.0 Joins as E2 Partner in Promoting the E2 Petition

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      Replace “Occupy” with “Exemplify” and you have the formula for Parenting 2.0 (P20). Parenting 2.0 (P20) is an international consciousness movement advocating positive change in every avenue of human interaction via a more dynamic Life Skills educational process and greater collaboration among educators.

    8. Entrepreneur Club Radio Joins as E2 Partner in Promoting the E2 Petition

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      Serial entrepreneur Kip Marlow and Founder of "Entrepreneur Club Radio" launched “The Entrepreneurs Club of America” as a way to share his passion for entrepreneurship, networking and life-long learning. His radio guests include impressive entrepreneurs who share their experiences, and stories of success and sacrifice. Between Entrepreneurs Club Radio and their website, Entrepreneurs Club of America reaches and teaches thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs every month. Join their informative discussions every Monday at 4 pm. on WELW.

    9. YEC Joins as E2 Partner in Promoting the E2 Petition

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) believes that entrepreneurship is a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a means to overcome youth unemployment and underemployment. Their mission is to spark an entrepreneurial revolution in America—and help rebuild the economy in the process. Today, with 1 out of 2 new college graduates unemployed or underemployed, young Americans must find a new way forward. To that end, the YEC seeks to put the tools and resources aspiring young entrepreneurs need directly in their hands, so they are empowered to create thousands of new businesses (and jobs). The YEC provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of their business's development and growth and recently launched the #FixYoungAmerica campaign.

    10. Author David Domzalski: Why I Believe Entrepreneurship is the Way to Go

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      David Domzalski, author of "Entrepreneur Intervention: Triumphs & Failures of Entrepreneurs", and CEO / Founder of The Financial Bin, a media company focused on personal finance and entrepreneurial education for the Generation Y age group. Host of Financial Bin Radio, David Domzalski strives to empower others by giving each person the knowledge and tools to become financially self-reliant.

    11. Homeschool Entrepreneur Magazine: Sign the E2 Petition

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      Homeschool Entrepreneur Magazine is a widely respected publication for families that homeschool, run by a family that homeschools. Homeschool Entrepreneur incorporates the entrepreneurial mindset as part of their required curriculum.

    12. District Administration Magazine: A Call for K12 Entrepreneurial Education

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      District Administration is the most widely received, most regularly read publication for K12 district-level school leaders nationwide. DA provides cutting-edge coverage of education technology, news, curriculum, policy, finance, profiles and more to this exclusive audience across print, digital and in-person event platforms. Year after year, independent research has proven that no other K12 education management publication matches the reach, readership and audience engagement of District Administration.

    13. Financial Bin Radio: The Man Behind the E2 Petition

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      The Financial Bin is a media company focused on personal finance and entrepreneurial education for the Generation Y age group. As its mission, The Financial Bin strives to empower others by giving each person the knowledge and tools to become financially self-reliant.

      In November 2011, the Financial Bin released its first book, titled Entrepreneur Intervention: Triumphs & Failures of Entrepreneurs. The book is a compilation of stories from 28 remarkable entrepreneurs and business owners. Entrepreneur Intervention is a call to action for all ‘impact players’ out there and those who desire to be.

    14. Future of Entrepreneurship Education Summit, Washington D.C.: E2 Petition

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      The Future of Entrepreneurship Education Summit is the world's largest, invite-only event that convenes top leaders from different sectors of the entrepreneurship ecosystem- government, foundations, education, corporations, media, entrepreneur support organizations, and entrepreneurs.

    15. How You Can Support Entrepreneurship Education

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      Looking for ways to get involved in exposing our youth to entrepreneurship and financial literacy education? There are options for everyone. Parents, Teachers, Students, Businesses, Nonprofits, Adults, Friends, Community Members, Mentors. Click the link to learn more. Together, we can equip our youth with the real-life skills they need to be prepared.

    16. 500 Signatures Reached!

      Anthony Delmedico
      Petition Organizer

      More than 500 people and organizations have signed the E2 petition calling for Entrepreneurship Education in our schools starting in grades 4-12. Keep signing and sharing!

    17. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Cynthia Patton BEDFORD, TX
      • 4 months ago

      I believe in rebuilding our youth and our economy! And I believe this program will do just that!

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    • Robert Mack TWINSBURG, OH
      • 7 months ago

      I have always felt that we were being programmed to work for someone else instead of working for yourself. My father said he could never work for someone else and he never did. I feel the same as he did.

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    • raya najjar RIVERSIDE, CA
      • 10 months ago

      Because I've been wanting to open a bakery since I was a little girl...I was so lost, and didn't find my way around...and I'm still doing that today. With this curriculum, children's aspirations will be much more easy to achieve, and they will help our country build a greater economy.

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    • Saberi Othman TANJONG MALIM, MALAYSIA
      • 10 months ago

      Many students unemploy when they graduated from college. Most unemployed graduates looking jobs in the government sector which is limited.

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    • Michael Holloran WENTZVILLE, MO
      • 11 months ago

      Why must we wait till the ripe age of 40 to understand things that can be taught from birth?!

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