What if everybody with a child in public school decided to stop buying (collectively) one thing and proposed that they would buy another? How much would a corporation pay to be the new thing they bought?
We have to stop looking at ourselves as voters first as a way to change funding for public education. We must identify ourselves as consumers and business owners as a way to really get what we need and what is available.
When we buy things, like mp3 players or flat screen TV's or even services like cable TV, we have two options: Go somewhere (physically) or search on line. When we want to raise money for things like education, we have two options: Taxing and begging. Begging is often disguised behind grants and fancy fundraising dinners, but really isn't a grant just like another homeless person holding a more creative sign at a traffic light? We are begging, yes it's well written and formatted correctly but it's still begging.
In this manifesto we examine the connection between corporate profit and commissions, the availability of this money, and what corporations want most. We position schools, parents and volunteers at the center of the economic ecosystem. We will demonstrate how to redirect a constant flow of Unrestricted Recurring Revenue into our schools. All through buying and shopping locally and collectively.
About Johnny Malone: | John Malone is the Founder and CEO of GenerateForSchools and is a true social entrepreneur. He is the parent of four amazing children and a lover of start ups and start up culture. Born and raised in Ireland he has made Massachusetts his home for almost 20 years.
He believes that people are smart, creative and hardworking and that it would only take a few of us to change the world. He also believes that anyone can do anything if they want to and are willing to work really, really, really hard for it.
Web site: http://www.generateforschools.com