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States have been granted “Rethinking” funds to help change education and make it all-encompassing. MindFinity, a learning website for kids,  challenges the results of those grants.

The US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, recently announced that she was granting 11 states over $180 million to rethink their education models. These states (Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas) received funds between $6 million and $20 million to create newer, more innovative ways for students to learn. This comes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic when schools are debating whether or not to return as normal for the fall.

Much of this grant money will go toward technology and related services. The microgrants were prioritized by need, with the Tennessee Department of Education getting $20,000,000 all the way down to the South Dakota Department of Education getting $6,883,481. It is likely that the federal government, as well as state governments, will need to provide schools with even more funding throughout the fall and spring.

“I don’t think schools are going to go far enough to really create environments that benefit these kids,” XXX XXXX at MindFinity says. “We need a complete overhaul of the education system to really benefit children. In order to remain competitive on a global scale, and even within our own country, children need to learn how to think creatively and critically. These changes likely won’t address both of those. Instead, they will be teaching rote memorization.”

Each state will determine what to do with those funds within the guidelines provided by the federal government. Some states will put that money into virtual courses, others will provide professional support to teachers.

“What we need to spend our time and money on is research into what our children actually need from education,” XXXXX continues. “The same old curriculum isn’t going to work anymore. The jobs that benefited from old school learning don’t exist anymore. We need to completely shift curriculums so that our children are prepared.”

For more information about MindFinity, click here

About MindFinity

Opher Brayer is a world-renowned Talent Development expert, Business Mentor, Coach, Teacher, Methodologist, and Creator.

Opher’s history is intertwined with the history of his native Israel. During his early years, he witnessed holocaust refugees fighting for their survival against the enemies surrounding them. Later on, he experienced the military glory of Israel and the country’s admiration for its military rise. Following that, he helped grow the advanced generation cyber technology and security 8200 unit in the Israeli Army and then went on to grow the startup business environment in Israel.

Since 1984, Opher has been researching, constructing, and applying unique methodologies, which have demonstrated that people can develop multi-disciplinary talent, contrary to the popularly held concept that talent is “natural”. 

Games of Genius are a series of games developed by Opher Brayer to develop the innovative creator/innovator in your child. The games are simple and rewarding. A daily practice of just seven minutes a day with your child develops their mathematical brain.


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