"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Monday, September 07, 2015

Facebook Wants to Transform Education: What Could Go Wrong?

After turning Newark schools into charter cesspools of corruption, billionaire sociopath, Mark Zuckerberg, has a new plan underway out West to deprofessionalize teaching and to accelerate roboticized online learning. 

What could go wrong with the Facebook crew in charge of your child's privacy?
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook, which transformed communication with its social networking service, now wants to make a similar impact on education.

The Silicon Valley company announced on Thursday that it was working with a local charter school network, Summit Public Schools, to develop software that schools can use to help children learn at their own pace. The project has been championed by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder and chief executive, and one of his top lieutenants, Chris Cox.

“We’ve seen that there’s an opportunity to help apply our skills to the future of education, and we all wanted to find a way to help make an impact by doing what we do best — building software,” Mr. Cox wrote in a blog post announcing the initiative....

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