What many people don't know is that Ravitch did not leave her Party--her Party left her as it dove over the cliff, stage right.
Now that the Democratic Party has become the the party of Nixon, Diane has a home, and she is just as menacingly protective of this one as she was her last.
|Ravitch at Clinton Fundraiser
The commentary below comes from Alison McDowell:
I have come to realize that the "personalized" blended/hybrid digital learning programs inundating our classrooms since the passage of the ESSA can be traced back to the creation (via Bill Clinton's Executive Order 13111 in 1997) of the Advanced Distributed Learning Program. This Department of Defense program utilized considerable resources from private sector interests and academic institutions.
I encourage all who truly care about public education in the 21st century to familiarize themselves with the Clinton family's involvement in promoting technology-based education and digital workforce badges.
While the primary function of ADL was to enhance distance learning for DoD and federal employees, it is clear from the implementation plan that the intention was to create an infrastructure that would fundamentally change the delivery of educational content well beyond those limits.
Almost twenty years later, the chickens are coming home to roost for K12 education, just in time for Hillary Clinton to step back in. The federal government's current plan to "redesign" public education for the 21st Century is based on a military-industrial complex model. I hope people wake up before it is too late.
The following links tell an interesting story. I encourage people to start digging in. There's a lot more material out there.
History of the ADL program: https://www.adlnet.gov/about-adl/
ADL (now xAPI) expands to track live human datastreams: https://www.adlnet.gov/…/performance-tracki…/experience-api/
Bill Clinton's Executive Order 13111: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1999-01-15/pdf/99-1185.pdf
“(3) mechanisms for the Federal Government to encourage private sector investment in the development of high-quality instructional software and wider deployment and utilization of technology-mediated instruction so that all Americans may take advantage of the opportunities provided by learning technology;"
DOD report on ADL Implementation: https://www.pdf-archive.com/2016/09/01/adl-implementation-dod/
Clinton Foundation's Support of Digital Badging:https://www.clintonfoundation.org/…/digital-badges-unlockin…
Clinton Family's Ties to the for-profit Laureate Universities International: http://www.laureate.net/OurNetwork/ExploreLaureate?q=clinton
Pearson 1997-2000: http://www.ulib.niu.edu/publishers/pearson.htm
I submitted the above comment on the morning of 8/30/16 on Diane Ravitch's recent post about attending a Clinton fundraising event. https://dianeravitch.net/2016/08/30/im-with-her-literally/#comments
It has not made it out of moderation.