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The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America's Schools - by Natasha Singer

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'Technology giants have begun remaking the very nature of schooling on a vast scale, and  much of what they are doing challenges democracy itself in the absence of public debate and understanding.'  Through their philanthropy, they are influencing the subjects that schools teach, the classroom tools that teachers choose and fundamental approaches to learning.'This is an important article about the Silicon Valley billionaires  who want to remake America's schools, although none has any deep knowledge of children or cognition or the multiple social issues that affect children and families. The writer is careful to add red flags where necessary and seek out evaluations, and  alert to the possibility that the tech entrepreneurs are building their portfolios and enriching themselves.'  READ real news about EDUCATION  REFORM & why it is not about  LEARNING!

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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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