Do you live in the Seattle area or have friends who do? I’ll be presenting there on March 25th.
Future Ready Schools:
How Silicon Valley and the Defense Department Plan to Remake Public Education
March 25th, from 10:30 AM-Noon
Lake City Branch of the Seattle Public Library
12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98125
This talk is free and open to the public.
Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, schools across the country have been destabilized by ongoing austerity budgets and punitive data-driven policies. Meanwhile, an alternative infrastructure of digital education has been quietly developed and refined through public-private partnerships set up between the Defense Department’s Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, technology companies, and higher education interests.
The Obama administration made a big push for 21st Century School redesign where teachers would be turned into “guides on the side” with children spending more and more time on adaptive learning management systems. Now we face a future in which education policy is being handled at the state level, where…
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