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IMPORTANT ! Network for Public Education Releases a Parents' Guide to Online Learning;by Diane Ravitch

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Do Not Miss this frank assessment of the consequences of online learning in K-12 school,What Every Parent Should Know, in response to the growing dependence on technology in K-12 education.  This NPE report offers questions parents should ask principals if their child’s school adopts computerized programs to deliver instruction, assessment or behavior management. Schools are increasingly implementing digital instruction, often requiring that students use online programs and apps as part of their classwork. Many students even attend a virtual, full-time charter school, never meeting teachers or classmates face to face.Yet there is scant evidence of educational technology’s success & growing concerns regarding its negative impact.  The privatization movement by the Educational Industrial Complex wants public money to buy their 'stuff' to replace real teachers.

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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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