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Brilliant Idea President Obama – Northern Illinois NEEDS a Manufacturing Institute

PLEASE MR. PRESIDENT – ROCKFORD ILLINOIS IS STRUGGLING BEYOND ANYONES WORST NIGHTMARE 30 YEARS AGO. We NEED AND WANT ONE OF THE THREE MANUFACTURING INNOVATION INSTITUTES your spoke mentioned during your SOTU.

The time has arrived when all the poor and downtrodden cities throughout the US of A to line up and try to convince our President just how bad, lousy, lowly, sad, blighted, uneducated, unemployed their city exists on a day to day basis.

Regardless of your criterion for being selected as a Manufacturing Innovation Institute we meet and or exceed all your possible criterion. In fact if you need a few more criterion that deliniates a downtrodden city Rockford could be a great resource.

Rockford Illinois is ALL IN Mr. President…. time to deal us in.

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Lower Class or Middle Class should NOT Equal Poverty Existance & Crime

In the city of Rockford, IL., during the last census I discovered with great disapointment but not surprised that only 20% of the adult populuation of 160,000 had a post high school education. Sadly that calculated number is a miserale 32,000 people probably live a day to day existance above economic poverty level.

Currently at the high school I teach the “free or reduced” lunch rate (those that are considered poverty) is 85% which closely equates to the post high school education census rate for the population of Rockford, Illinois. While this may not be a scientific connection, it appears as though there is a strong connection.

Murders, Parking Lot Muggings, Home Break-ins, Burglaries, Purse Snatching and other violent and non violent crimes are on the increase in alarming proportions. I would argue that Rockford, Illinois is not unlike many cities in the United States.

I am asking The President of the United States to use his full Presidential influence and power to propose and champion a legislative initiative. This bill is entitled Jobs and Education for Americas’ Youth that would begin to provide a comprehensive solution for the raging fire that would act as not only a solution to reduce gun violence and other violence in our American cities, but provide to several generations with a renewed dignity of life that many Americans have long searched.

The Jobs and Education for Americas’ Youth legislative bill does and will provide a palatable framework for a public – private partnership that will inspire and motivate via financial incentives the return of manufacturing jobs to the USA.

New Proposed Legislation regard gun violence

This is the partial text of a letter I recently sent to President Barrack Obama regarding violence, schools, education and gun violence.

While I understand the need to discuss gun control and perhaps the type of gun, number of bullets and background checks, these steps sadly represent only buckets of water thrown on the already complicated and controversial reasons for the raging fire.

Painfully, the end result of this raging fire has been the loss of many young lives. While trying to put out the fire is a necessary and admirable goal, the bigger question and objective is to how and why the fire ignited in the first place.

I am asking your Presidential power and influence to propose and champion a legislative initiative entitled Jobs and Education for Americas’ Youth that would begin to provide a comprehensive solution for the raging fire that would act as not only a solution to reduce gun violence and other violence in our American cities, but provide to several generations with a renewed dignity of life that many Americans have long searched.

Hand Gun solution innovation is not exclusive to politicians and the rich.

As a dedicated teacher we emotionally adopt for better or worse each and every student as our essentially our own children. Day-in and day-out we laugh and empathize with our students while listening and regaling in their academic, athletic and personal triumphs during the school year. During my teaching career I have experienced on several instances the unenviable devastation of the empty seat or students emotionally devastated and distraught at the death of a classmate or a loved one as a result of gun violence the night prior. That painful and heart wrenching reality is my personal motivation for this effort`.