Ed Tech and Social Engineering: Present Tense

Original post at https://wrenchinthegears.com/2018/09/13/our-future-as-social-machines/ from Alison McDowell This spring I visited Boston for an education conference, and while there I spent an afternoon exploring MIT and Harvard with a friend. I wanted to see with my own eyes the spaces where these destructive policies of social impact investing (Harvard) and digital economics and Human-Computer Interaction (MIT) ...

News from Tennessee: TNSB 2029

News from Tennessee: TNSB 2029
The following report comes to is from Karen Bracken in TN. We encourage people in various states to learn from one another what is being and what CAN be done. A NEW BILL IN TENNESSEE: TNSB 2029 (links to the Bill are available at the bottom of this post) The bill sponsors and education committee ...

How Competency-based Education Connects to Corporate Colonization

chart created by Morna McDermott

Building a Movement, Community by Community

  Classrooms, Not Computers has found a new title for its campaign – Stop Corporate Surveillance in Schools: A Movement Supporting People-Powered Classrooms Without Corporate Data Mined Students. Our mission is the same – to build a community-based movement to dismantle the corporate-driven policies and practices in schools that lead to violations of student privacy, ...

Webinar Recording and Campaign Updates 1

Webinar Recording and Campaign Updates
  The Classrooms, Not Computers Campaign had an amazing first webinar. Alison McDowell (www.wrenchinthegears) took attendees through a one-and-a-half hour in depth discussion about how education corporations are pushing computer-based learning on students and data mining while crowding out classroom-based instruction. We explored how governmental and private interests are pushing for more technology driven solutions to ...

Block Chain, Self-Sovereign Identity, and Selling off of Humanity

This is reblogged from www.wrenchinthegear.com It’s time activists began to develop a working knowledge of Blockchain and self-sovereign digital identity, because these are the mechanisms that will drive the transition to IoT monitoring for the purposes of Pay for Success deal evaluation. I created a slide share about Blockchain as part of a “Smart Cities” ...

Popular Resistance Classrooms Not Computers National Teach-in

Popular Resistance Classrooms Not Computers National Teach-in
Join us for a one-and-a-half hour in depth discussion about how education corporations are pushing computer-based learning on students and data mining while crowding out classroom-based instruction. Governmental and private interests are pushing for more technology driven solutions to the problems facing our public schools and our students, even though studies show online learning is ...