Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 5 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News   

Baltimore County: Former Superintendent Dallas Dance is Under Criminal Investigation; BY Diane Ravitch

Quicklink Submitted By     (# of views)   4 comments, 4 series
Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (24 fans)

(Image by   Details   DMCA

Baltimore County's  school Sup't  planned a huge investment in technology, in a cash-strapped school system with many pressing needs. Parents didn't see the evidence for this magic elixir . They worried that the schools were investing in a pipe dream...or worse a massive waste of taxpayers' money and a waste of students' instructional time. 'Where he saw technological salvation, the parents saw expensive snake oil.' The spending on technology with no evidence of its value goes forward:  like a $4 million expansion of just two software contracts, despite the programs’ high costs and lack of objective evidence of benefits. Thus, elementary school children as young as 6 watch math or English language videos, and do gaming-style lessons, or play video games as “rewards” on the devices during the school day.' What DOES LEARNING LOOK LIKE, is what teachers know... this is NOT it.

Read the rest of the story HERE:



- Advertisement -

Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Other Series: View All 626 Articles in "Shameful"