Sunday, September 18, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Opting Out of Harmful Technologies | Poetic Justice

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Everything You Need to Know About Opting Out of Harmful Technologies

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Let us keep in the forefront of our hearts, minds, and souls that our children have started a new school year full of testing, computer programs, shell-shocked teachers, and ravenous entrepreneurs making billions from the hostile take over of public education. They need us now more than ever. In all that we do let us not do anything that brings harm to our children. ##DoNoHarm
Many thanks to the new blog Wrench in the Gears for alerting many of us to the dangers of the online usurpation of education.


Schools in every state are buzzing this year with talk of “personalized” learning and 21st century assessments for kids as young as kindergarten. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its innovative pilot programs are already changing the ways schools instruct and assess, in ways that are clearly harmful to our kids. Ed-tech companies, chambers of commerce, ALEC, neoliberal foundations, telecommunications companies, and the government are working diligently to turn our public schools into lean, efficient laboratories of data-driven, digital learning.
In the near future, learning eco-systems of cyber education mixed with a smattering of community-based learning opportunities (ELOs) will Everything You Need to Know About Opting Out of Harmful Technologies | Poetic Justice:

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