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Ed Tech about Profits NOT Education: The edtech industry is driven by greed: by Thomas Ultican

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'the billionaire-driven world of educational technology, has nothing to do with education or learning, but everything to do with scoring profits. Eleven of the twelve organizations listed are known for promoting market based education reform. The thread that ties together these ventures is the pursuit of profits. That is a mighty thread indeed .He lists the members of the Board of Directors, all from the financial world.No actual teachers in sight. Due to lobbying by billionaires like Bill Gates & Reed Hastings, the latest update to the national education law turned the US Department of Education (USED) into an education technology sales hub. Critically for companies like Education Elements, the federal technology pitch includes Competency Based Education (CBE). In order to have an inexpensive cyber based education system, there must be small skills that can be drilled & then tested.'

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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...)
 

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