Community United to Reinvent Education, CURE offers a (confluent, whole brain) human development process that transforms classrooms, schools, organizations and neighborhoods, one at a time, into incubators for the development of emotional intelligence, (foundational/intellectual) creativity and psychological health – in children and adults.

Here’s the key.  The human development categories labeled “psychological health” and “emotional intelligence” are like twins.  And their characteristics have been shown to be essentially the same as the authentically creative person (Maslow, 1971).  Thus appropriate conditions nurture all three: emotional health, creativity, and psychological balance.  People with these qualities are in great demand.  They provide the fundamental features all organizations and communities seek in the 21st-century: stability, collaboration, and innovation.

CURE has a formula.   It is a (confluent, brain function developmental) social environment management system design – focused upon timing, presentation, relationships, and values – that motivates people to learn and grow throughout life, and provides a “how-to.”  The design is focused upon engendering health and intelligence, becoming smarter/healthier – physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, aesthetically and spiritually (“big picture”).  It nurtures the emergence of the self-actualizing person – society’s most valuable asset and that which we are all born to be.  Such people consistently derive more value from everyday life and add more to it. They understand and help guide the process of growth in an evolutionary world.

How does it work? It organizes step-by-step development toward a learning society.   Becoming a learning society is every neighborhood community’s best strategy.  A proper learning society model both grows and attracts the emotionally healthy, (intellectually) creative, psychologically balanced people all forward-thinking organizations and communities – in fact, all social entities – now want and need.

The CURE “learning community” reinvention process has three parts:   1. Initial neighborhood demonstration model(s); 2.  Pre-K and Parenting education models in adjacent neighborhoods, and; 3. a mass communications campaign – marketing ideas that stimulate healthy thinking and deliberate intelligent behavior. Each is focused on growing emotional health, (foundational/intellectual) creativity and psychological well being.  CURE offers experience and guidance in organizing all three: neighborhood model development, Pre K – 12 education/parenting models and mass communications

From the former United States Secretary of Education
Schools must become the center of community for adults and children.
Schools belong to the community, not the teachers, not the school board, not the city.
They should be open 12 hours a day, 12 months of the year, 7 days a week.
Schools are not this way now because of a lack of creativity and understanding of what children need.
We need a 21st-century model – where this is the norm, not the exception.
From 9 to 3, educators run the schools, and from 3 to 9 a non-profit runs the school.
Think differently and partner with others.
Community schools will maximize academics and set up a culture of accountability.
Education is the new battleground of social justice.
Arne Duncan, the Charlie Rose Show, 2009

Toward A Learning Society  
Where To Go 


Posted On
Feb 04, 2012
Posted By
Susan Andrews

Hi Robbie (I think/hope),

I just finished reading your website and I am all fired up for educational change. But, I am not sure what the next steps are. My feedback is after leading thE reader through the theory and philosophy, and showing them a better future, it would be wonderful if there was some action they could take to move forward.

Enjoyed our visit yesterday. Let’s do it again soon,


Posted On
May 12, 2013
Posted By
Wayne wirth

Please send me information on this subject

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Jul 14, 2013
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Jul 14, 2013
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Oct 20, 2013
Posted By
Scott Ploof

I love the website! I agree 100 percent that the key to furthering ones creative and intelligent needs begins with nurturing emotional intelligence and basic psychological needs.

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Mar 25, 2014
Posted By
Patrick Cush

These concepts are the core and pillars for student development. Your call to action will change the foundation and definition of what it means to be “educated”.

Good work that makes the world a better place for all.

I look forward to contributing and collaborating in the near future.

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Jan 04, 2017
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Scott P. Howard

This all makes sense to me.

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Oct 01, 2018
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This is a great idea.

This is a great idea and it certainly needs a great deal of people to get on board. We cannot continue to marginalize education as a priority.

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