Diane Ravitch's Top Three Pet Peeves with Education Technology

IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES: For Diane Ravitch, there's a non-negotiable conundrum between "teachers [who] see technology as a tool to inspire learning" and "entrepreneurs [who] see it as a way to standardize teaching, to replace teachers, to make money." Only one side will prevail, she says. Ravitch recently shared her top three edtech pet peeves in Scientific American:

  • For-profit online charter schools that spend public taxpayer dollars
  • Machine graders for essays
  • Collection of personal and performance data on students

Her piece is part of a larger Scientific American special on "Learning in the Digital Age" which also features op-eds from smart fellas like Peter Norvig, Sal Khan, and Peter Vesterbacka from Rovio.



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