Thursday, July 13, 2017

Smart Cities & Social Impact Bonds: Public Education’s Hostile Takeover Part II – Wrench in the Gears

Smart Cities & Social Impact Bonds: Public Education’s Hostile Takeover Part II – Wrench in the Gears:

Smart Cities & Social Impact Bonds: Public Education’s Hostile Takeover Part II

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Ed Reform 2.0 is a different variety of privatization from the one to which we’ve become accustomed. End-of-year high-stakes testing, imposition of value-added measures, alignment to Common Core State Standards, and destabilization of districts through charter school expansion, closures, and turnarounds were actually setting the stage for the final act that is now on our doorstep. Educators and parents can see the harm being done by 1:1 devices, Big Data’s domination of classrooms and the relentless deprofessionalization of teaching, but may have difficulty making sense of it, because it takes deep background knowledge to put all the pieces together. Hoping to make it more accessible, I’ve prepared a series of slide presentations called “Education in the Cloud.”
My goal is to introduce concepts I believe people need to become more familiar with as we navigate the post-ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) landscape. It begins with an overview followed by six sets of slides, each telling a part of the story:
Big Data vs. Teachers: Slideshare Link
Digital Classrooms as Data Factories: Slideshare Link
What is a “Smart” City? Slideshare Link
Tracking Children Via the Internet of Things: Slideshare Link
Blockchain and “The Ledger”: Slideshare Link
How Austerity Generates Data: Slideshare Link
Reinventing Education for Impact Investing: Slideshare Link
I’ll post the introduction at the end of this piece, and share the rest Smart Cities & Social Impact Bonds: Public Education’s Hostile Takeover Part II – Wrench in the Gears:

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