Archival Institute is working with educators at different levels and across educational and cultural institutions to improve the competitiveness of student performances internationally. International test scores such as TIMMS; and PRLS reveal areas of education that are yielding positive performances from students around the world and some areas that need improvement and show where. These are also important measuring tools for classroom structures and home environments for children of all ages moving through different stages of development across diverse circumstances. While the infrastructure report card provides some information on what schools need physically in the name of construction and school transportation, international test scores are important for showing what performances parents and educators need to correct in order to equip children with the best opportunities for future advancement.
Test scores are showing an immediate need in the US for increased mathematics teaching required for many growing areas of science and foreign language skills needed to handle tomorrow’s global business. Universities continue to enroll foreign students to maintain education levels in certain areas where American student performance is suffering. The demand for these skills then directly passes to the job market and global migration patterns in search for employment opportunities. This projection combined with population growth patterns carried to its natural end shows a shift in much of the job market to developing countries currently showing the best math and language capability.
A great many museums and historical heritage sites are struggling in need of repairs and renovations in the US and abroad. Museums are pursuing alternative means of paying their energy bills through such drastic measures as deaccessioning works of art and precious historical artifacts. Archeological sites and museums around the world have also been devastated by conflict and war. Archival Institute is dedicated to the preservation of world history through the preservation and ongoing study of the beloved art, artifacts, and ruins that continue to communicate scientifically and culturally to events of the past and help direct our future. This further includes the institutions that keep the antiquities of our past safe for ongoing study and revelation and those on the front-lines of contemporary culture. The conservation of museums and historical heritage sites and archeological destinations ongoing academic enterprise is an important part of our national and global infrastructure not usually included among the energy, water, and transportation projects of infrastructure development, but Archival Institute provides projects for new private sector missions to preserve our history.
While the conservation of historic structures is important to the cultural heritage of local, national, and international communities, and private sector companies and individuals can certainly help with conservation and the production of new facilities, there is also an opportunity within these projects to think about history and culture and how these are presented to future generations. The world bank and other banking institutions are currently funding development projects in countries like Libya while also promoting constitutional democracy across the developing world based on the long-term benefits of freedom and democracy in developing countries. The question stands to reason then as to why education practices in the US have abandoned the teaching of core democratic constitutional values in American education in favor of the same socialist and political Islamic agendas that have compromised many nation-states abroad.
Some domestic ideological programs parading as education initiatives currently push objectives that have never been included in either investment criterion used to fund educational facilities in the US and abroad or utilized to improve academic performance towards the advancement of children communities, their college readiness, nor their job prospects. Educational institutions including many museums are also pushing political agendas on local communities that employ false narratives as historical facts, present propaganda as science, and propagate foreign propaganda in the way of socialist and political Islamic initiatives. Through conservation initiatives with not-for-profit museums and cultural centers, new programming initiatives can be achieved to provide communities of all ages with academic sanctuaries free from the political manipulation of interest groups and where access to information such as world history and science is a global human right.