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THE SMART GET SMARTER? Justin Reich from EdTechResearcher, who's also a doctorate student at Harvard's School of Education, suggests why OER may actually proportionately benefit the wealthy and increase the achievement gap. Simple answer: OER doesn't matter when kids and schools don't have the sufficient infrastructure to take advantage of the offerings. Its set off quite a spark--here's Audrey Watter's response--and a lively discussion involving Michael Feldstein, Tom Vander Ark, Jim Groom, and others.

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