Home > Uncategorized > The Mis-appropariation of Personalized Learning

The Mis-appropariation of Personalized Learning

On Saturday, Diane Ravitch wrote a post lamenting the expropriation of the term “personalized learning” by the education industry.

It is unfortunate that, once again, a valid descriptor has been appropriated by the education industry. Ted Sizer was an education reformer in the true sense of the word, now Bill Gates and Michelle Rhee are “reformers”. Vermont wrote a law requiring personalized learning plans that would be developed by human beings. Now personalized learning plans are algorithms developed by reformers who see computers as our salvation.

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: