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Omidyar Network And National Education Standards in Brazil

Omidyar Network in Brazil When I was a naive, new activist, I watched documentaries like Laura Poitras’s Citizenfour about Edward Snowden. I believed what was portrayed without really questioning it. I thought I’d found a few “good guys” in a rotten system. Snowden gathered intelligence as a Dell Corporation contract employee to the NSA. Watching […]

Blockchain Education, A Ticket To Digital Serfdom

What is blockchain? Those in power will say: Blockchain is a secure way for people to own and control their digital footprint, the data they create living through devices and wearable / implantable / ingestible technology in “smart” environments. In essence, it is a digital ledger that keeps track of EVERYTHING across a decentralized computer […]

Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona, Connecticut Hedge Funds, and Human Capital

Tonight my friend Zakiya Sankara-Jabar of Real Talk With ZSJ invited me to discuss the appointment Dr. Miguel Cardona, former Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning in the Meriden, CT School District, to the position of the US Secretary of Education. We covered a lot of ground including: how pay for success finance was layered […]

Open Letter to Dr. Miguel Cardona On The Future Of Public Education And Indigenous Resurgence

Dear Dr. Cordona, I am writing this open letter as the parent of a young adult child who spent thirteen years in an under-funded urban school district, a district targeted by consultants, corporate interests, and predatory philanthropists who sought to leverage the challenges faced by our city’s vulnerable children and families as sources of “social […]

School Choice and the Gig Economy: Big Picture Thinking About Education Futures – Guest Commentary by Cliff Gomes

This week we hosted a panel of parents from across the country and across the pond to discuss school choice, the recent Supreme Court decision about using public funding for private schools, the planned future of “anytime-anywhere” competency-based lifelong learning on blockchain, and a global gig economy. My friend Cliff left a lovely comment that […]

Poverty Won’t Be Solved By Committee: Education For Liberation, Less Data More Freire

The video below is public testimony I gave to the Jobs and Education Subcommittee of Philadelphia City Council’s Special Committee on Poverty Reduction and Prevention on Thursday December 5, 2019 at Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School in North Philadelphia. It is my belief that this committee was created to jump start pay for […]

The Mixed Reality Commute: Education for the Telepresence Gig Economy

First there were remote-operation robots for nuclear waste clean up, then remote-operation drone warfare. Now we’ve moved on to the rather more mundane task of remote-operation fast food delivery. I was motivated to finally sit down and start to write the back-story to defense department simulations and workforce-aligned project based learning after seeing a tweet […]

Has the Chamber of Commerce Hijacked YOUR Education System? Engineering Students For A Low-Wage, Gig Economy

I remember it well, a casual conversation with a neighbor on the sidewalk. It was a brief exchange, the kind that should’ve been quickly forgotten. At the time I knew nothing of Marc Tucker’s “Dear Hillary Letter” or the National Center on Education and the Economy. I hadn’t yet started mapping IBM and Digital On-Ramps, […]

Texas “Blockchain Matters” Public Hearing Debrief With Jason Bosch and Lynn Davenport

I’m still working on my eugenics, synthetic biology and digital ID series. Hope to get the first posts on that up this weekend. For now, I want to share a conversation Jason, Lynn, and I had on Monday about the public hearing in Austin last month, and the amazing Texas moms who testified against blockchained […]

Eugenics, Black Women, and the World Brain Matrix

In 2018, David Roux, founder of Silver Lake Partners and trustee of Jackson Laboratory, delivered a speech at the University of New England in which he predicted a future where managed human breeding would be carried out through the normalized use of genomic medicine at scale. The title of his presentation was “Social Trauma: Technology […]