Episode

6/23 Megan Erickson: Edutopia: Why Technology Will Not Save Education

June 23, 2015

Jacobin Editor,  Megan Erickson, explains the new technology myth spreading across Public Education. Paulo Freire’s critique of the “banking” model of education and what is an abundance mentality in education. The movement towards privatising education and the business opportunity it poses. The private school chain in Peru that inspires privacy advocates in the United States. What really drives success in schooling. BF Skinner’s terrifying vision of machine driven education and why “student centered” learning undermine students of the full possibility of education. “Scaling” individual teachers and why the corporate model undermines real reform. And why thinking about children as “capital” is wrong.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump’s disgusting position on the Central Park Five. How the teaching profession has been degraded. The thirteen Democrats who backed TPA in the Senate. Jackie Mason says free speech is only for minorities now. South Carolina moves eliminate the Confederate flag. What taking down the Confederate flag means. Are teachers unions getting more radical? And your calls and IMs.

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