This is a glossary of Ed Reforms vocabulary and what it truly means.
The words used to promote “future ready” public education do not mean to reformers what they mean to you. This post is intended to pull back the curtain and expose the truth behind venture capital’s shiny promises of “personalized” tech-centered, data-driven learning. The list below features vocabulary that should be on everyone’s radar. Short definitions link to more detailed descriptions written from the point of view of the reformers-if they had to tell the truth about their plans to swap neighborhood schools for learning ecosystems. Complete list of long form definitions available here. One-page PDF handout for sharing available here.
1:1 Devices: A program where each child has their own data-gathering device for “anywhere learning.” More
Anytime, Anywhere Learning: A push to disconnect education from “constraints” of buildings and teachers. More
Assessment Reform: Punitive end of year tests exchanged for perpetual monitoring of online learning. More
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