This is about so much more than normalizing computers teaching our kids instead of human teachers... but it is about that, too. In another spot on post by education activist, Alison McDowell, she explains that the big problems start with de-humanizing education, but then it gets creepier.
Take 10 minutes to watch this stranger than fiction, but true video summarizing how the Department of Defense, lots of corporations, and Bill Gates are unnervingly involved with education.
"Data-driven, standards-based tactics have been intentionally employed to regiment the very human process of teaching and learning. During ADL’s first decade, the imperative was to get technology and Internet into schools. Once that infrastructure was in place, they could concentrate on restructuring the curriculum making screen-based education central and pushing the teacher into a secondary role on the sidelines."
|Dreambox, Achieve 3000, and other "personalized learning" systems do not get students to love learning.|
|Our kids are pawns in a big $ grab.|