Higher ed leaders meet edtech startups
Original post made on Jul 24, 2013
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on Jul 24, 2013 at 12:35 pm
What about the traditional student?? Surely there are still some students who want and will thrive under the old system? There must be some students who still want to come to class and have personal contact with and learn from an expert. What will happen to them?? Are they just to be tossed aside in favor of the short-attention-span-immediate-gratification-I-don't-want-to-come-to-class-or-lift-a-finger, multitaskers?? I seems like the current money-saving education plan is just point them to Kahn academy and be done with it.
Teachers? Who needs em? We got videos!!!
on Jul 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm
Start with educational vouchers. Allow private models, like the Kahn Academy. Force the public schools to join the 21st century. Ban the public school teacher unions...the most destructive force against against our students.
It is not a hard analysis, but it is hard politics, apparently.
on Jul 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm
John, perhaps you aren't aware that charter schools are no more or no less successful that regular public schools overall even though they often cherry pick students, leaving the kids with educational difficulties behind for the public schools.