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Leonie Haimson Blasts Chalkbeat for Its Biased Coverage of Ed-Tech and "Personalized Learning", by Diane Ravitch,

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Former Ass't Sec'y of Education and historian, Ravitch explains that Haimson is one of the nation's sharpest critic of scams  in the area of ed-tech and online learning. Both are outraged that Chalkbeat posted an uncritical article about the scams now sold to schools.  ' He clearly wanted to lump together the critics of Common Core (those 'right wingers' [like me])and the critics of “personalized learning,” who have the retrograde belief that children should be taught by teachers, not computers.Pay attention to the funders of Chalkbeat (Gates; Walton; Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and others who are pushing online learning and “personalized learning.”) They are listed at the end of this post. Don’t overlook the Anschutz Foundation. He is an evangelical Christian who produced “Waiting for ‘Superman,'” that anti-public school, anti-union propaganda film.'


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