"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
Sunday, November 05, 2017
Co-Opted Language: Decoding Ed Reform's New Sales Pitch
by Wrench in the Gears
November 5, 2017
The words used to promote "future ready" public education do not mean to reformers what they mean to you. This post is intended to pull back the curtain and expose the truth behind venture capital's shiny promises of "personalized" tech-centered, data-driven learning. The list below features vocabulary that should be on everyone's radar. Short definitions link to more detailed descriptions written from the point of view of the reformers-if they had to tell the truth about their plans to swap neighborhood schools for learning ecosystems. Complete list of long form definitions are available here. One page PDF handout for sharing available here.