Eagles Fans know What works in Education - Superbowl Champs Edition.
Lower Merion & all suburban school districts, pay close attention. What we see happening in Philadelphia is part of the plan of Betsy DeVos and other education reformers who want to kill ALL of public education. We are not immune to ideas like this.
Alison is a serious advocate for public ed, and I know no one whose research digs deeper than hers. In this blog post, she outs the current SRC's plans to spend big bucks on a low quality, one-size-fits-all, phony, "personalized learning" Pearson program. She writes, "Given the outgoing School Reform Commission’s plans to vote to spend almost $20 million dollars next week on corporate computer-based curriculum and data management by Pearson, the celebratory Eagles Super Bowl parade seemed like a perfect time to go out and ask Philadelphians how they would use the money instead. It’s time we started listening to the voice of the people. It was a great experience that made me so appreciate the wonderful human connections that are possible in our city. If you want to build a movement, education is critical and it can happen many places, including the streets. After watching this video I encourage you to share it with others who value human teachers over data and algorithms."
Watch this 6 minute video, and see how the people get it right!