The difference between parents’ expectations when enrolling their students into a Summit charter school and the reality of the educational experience, or lack thereof, is enormous. This has been experienced by parents and teachers around the country and … Continue reading “Summit teachers do not see themselves as disseminators of knowledge”: Summit charter enterprise disappoints and a lawsuit ensues
Original Title: Tech for Good and Not-So-Good. Reposted with permission from Real Chicago Mama. Recently, I was asked about my experience as a parent with Summit PLP . This post is an attempt to capture the extent that I engaged … Continue reading One Parent’s Experience with Basecamp, Summit’s Personalized Learning Platform
So far, The Gates Foundation has given $300 million of support to promote and develop personalized learning – with more likely to come. Now the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is adding “99 percent of their Facebook shares—worth an estimated $45 billion” … Continue reading Is Summit Basecamp Bill Gates’ Latest Plan for Public Education?
Truthiness The quality of stating concepts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than the facts. Origin: Stephen Colbert, “The Colbert Report,” 2005 In spite of being handicapped by attending two outmoded, “factory style” public schools, both my kids … Continue reading Debunking the “Truthiness” of Bill Gates’ Glowing Review of Summit’s Personalized Learning Platform
Reprinted with permission from Leonie Haimson, co-chair of the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy. Anyone that has not dealt with this program first hand as a teacher, parent, student or observer really needs to make an unannounced visit to one of … Continue reading Parents Rebel Against Summit/Facebook/Chan-Zuckerberg Online Learning Platform
It was a lucky shot, some say of Nick Ut’s famous Vietnam War photo The Terror of War, or Napalm Girl, as it is more commonly known. Less lucky, of course, was the little girl in the photo, Kim Phuc. She was running … Continue reading Did you know Facebook and Summit Charter Schools Have Teamed Up to Deliver Personalized Learning?