Hi tech digital learning panacea is a ruse.
It is apparent to me that the old aspiration of public efucation is under attack. Policies that have attacked the teachers ( anti/Union assault) have been huge failure. Big business saw a market opportunity to attack our worry that our children were not being served. The blitz of US misinformation has negatively impacted Canada’s public policy. It’s not too late. Don’t buy into the ‘personalized education’ or the hi tech efucation lobby- it’s all biz speak for Gates model.
But then in December 2008, any remaining optimism suddenly vanished. The president-elect appointed the CEO of Chicago Public Schools and his friend (and basketball pal) Arne Duncan to the post of secretary of education. A report by the Broad Foundation, a group that has financed anti– public education reforms, noted that Obama’s election and the appointment of Duncan “marked the pinnacle of hope for our work in education reform. In many ways, we feel the stars have finally aligned.”
“Corporate Reformers Wreck Public Schools: Billionaire Foundations and Wall Street Financiers Are Not out to Help Your Kids Learn.” Saloncom RSS. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.