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

Monday, November 16, 2015

A Long History of Robotic Learning

In Tinkering toward Utopia . . ., Tyack and Cuban offer this reminder (117-118) that extrinsic reward induced competency-based schools is nothing new.  If you read on to the following pages, you find that the education companies of the late 1960s were found to be cooking the books in terms of what students learned on the new computerized systems.  Seems like nothing has changed except the frequency and size of the contracts going to the corrupt education industry.  Oh, one thing has changed: today we have no oversight:

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