This is a must read for all teachers, parents, and students. Do we really want our children reduced to “gigs” and data points?
“Career and College Ready?”
First, a brief background: Competency based education (or CBE) has been a rapidly developing alternative to traditional public education. While proponents tout it as “disruptive innovation” critics examine how disruptive translates into “dismantle”, meaning that CBE is a system by which public schools can, and will be, dismantled. This is not ancillary. It was designed to create a new privately-run profiteering model by which education can be delivered to “the masses.” Think: Outsourcing.
CBE delivers curriculum, instruction and assessments through online programming owned by third-party (corporate) organizations that are paid for with your tax dollars. Proponents of CBE use catchy language like “personalized” and “individualized” learning. Translation? Children seated alone interfacing with a computer, which monitors and adjusts the materials according to the inputs keyed in by the child. See Newton’s Datapalooza here.
So gone are the days of “credit…
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More and more the CBE platform looks to be not only a profiteering vehicle easily manipulated to suck up public education/philanthrocapitalist money, but also as a technology configuration put into place to both control and own our students’ intellectual property before it has a chance to break free.
You’ll have to explain all this…I think I get it, BUT…! Where do u want to eat tomorrow? Do you want me to pick u up or meet you? nan
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