Though the GMnavy.go model stands to revolutionize productivity of secondary education, to attract funding it must offer compelling gain to a funding source such as a corporate or government SPONSOR.
And why shouldn't a marquee SPONSOR play a role and potentially bask in the limelight?
- Clearly, a recurring reminder of the need to dramatically boost secondary education in the U.S. is the National Assessment of Education Progress, or NAEP (see Storyboard 30), also known as the "nation's report card." NAEP confirms for the world why U.S. students test so far behind the rest of the industrialized nations in such international tests as PISA (in Storyboard 30). Even though a low "F" can improve a few points and still be a low "F," the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. media tend to become giddy whenever there is NAEP uptick. (Note here that NAEP does not assign letter grades per se.)
- By partnering with The Model, a heroic SPONSOR will have the opportunity to participate in boosting K-12 academic productivity and enriching the early childhood years.
Now fast forward to The Model's launch: With each year of the GMnavy.go model's operation, with each upward jolt in the results of the once-dread test icons such as those in Storyboard 30, the nation will have a front-row seat to what may prove to be a turnaround in secondary education. And yes, with each new success, high on the nation's list of those to thank will be The Model's SPONSOR. (For the purpose of illustration only, this business plan uses two simulated SPONSORS, each chosen due to its intractable challenges. One is the U.S. military and its struggle to recruit. The other is General Motors Corp and its struggles in selling product. That said, the hypothetical name used in this business plan is GMnavy.go.)