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School Transformation Double Talk Threatens Students and Teachers

Reposted with permission from Nancy Bailey’s Education Website. Empowered is a popular word. But in North Dakota they are handing schools over to Knowledgeworks, a foundation that will convert schools to technology.  The only way teachers will be empowered is if they sign on … Continue reading School Transformation Double Talk Threatens Students and Teachers

Betsy DeVos: Best Villain EVER & Big Fan of the Swiss Model of Youth Apprenticeships & Career Connected Learning. Wait, What?

The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear … Continue reading Betsy DeVos: Best Villain EVER & Big Fan of the Swiss Model of Youth Apprenticeships & Career Connected Learning. Wait, What?

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Badges Find Their Way to San Jose, Philadelphia (and the Point Defiance Zoo)

Reposted with permission from Wrench in the Gears.   In this brave, new world education will no longer be defined as an organic, interdisciplinary process where children and educators collaborate in real-time, face-to-face, as a community of learners. Instead, 21st century education … Continue reading Badges Find Their Way to San Jose, Philadelphia (and the Point Defiance Zoo)

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Stealing Vocational Dreams: Pushing Career Education Too Soon

Reposted with permission from Nancy Bailey’s Education Website. To some extent it is necessary to forecast the kinds of jobs that will be available to students when they graduate. Businesses have every right to express their needs. But steering children into … Continue reading Stealing Vocational Dreams: Pushing Career Education Too Soon

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Kids, Welcome to the Machine: Suzi LeVine & Career Connected Learning

Editor’s Note: On May 8, 2018, Washington State’s Governor, Jay Inslee, appointed Suzi LeVine as the next commissioner of  the state’s Employment Security Department. Suzi LeVine is a brand evangelical for career connected learning which is all about catering to … Continue reading Kids, Welcome to the Machine: Suzi LeVine & Career Connected Learning

Don’t Forget Marc Tucker

Reposted with permission and light editing from  Missouri Education Watchdog. Original title: Don’t Forget Marc.   Marc Tucker must be mad. Bill Gates gets all the credit for our current transformation of education, when Marc was the mastermind of this “wholly … Continue reading Don’t Forget Marc Tucker

Building Sanctuary: A Dystopian Future We Must Fight To Avoid

Reposted with permission from Wrench in the Gears. The future is uncertain and unlikely to play out exactly as described. Nevertheless, we must begin to comprehend how technological developments combined with concentrated power and extreme income inequality are leading us to … Continue reading Building Sanctuary: A Dystopian Future We Must Fight To Avoid

Sorting Coloradoans like shoes: “by size, shape, and color.” Pilot starts in Denver Public Schools

Reposted with permission from  Missouri Education Watchdog. Original publication, February 7, 2016. WHO will be sorted?  k-12 children (pilot starting in Denver Public schools), then college kids, adults or senior citizens.  …anyone who is going to school, going back to school, … Continue reading Sorting Coloradoans like shoes: “by size, shape, and color.” Pilot starts in Denver Public Schools

Big Money, Career Connected Learning & Playing Partisan Politics in Washington State.

…And so, what can companies do together to create an environment where you can train and grow your talent pool instead of stealing talent from each other? Why not grow the pie instead of eating each other’s pieces of pie?” … Continue reading Big Money, Career Connected Learning & Playing Partisan Politics in Washington State.