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Peter Greene: Lab Rats for America, A Kafkaesque Version of Our Future

on August 22, 2016

This is supposed to be the “vision of the future” of education???
All I can do is echo Peter Greene: “Oh my effing God.”
What will be the next proposal? Implanting microchips at birth to track everyone 24-7 (except, of course, for the babies of the 1%, whose children will never be exposed to these types of schools)? I mean, after all, they would love to make sure that everyone will be unthinking workers, consumers, and oh, let’s not forget voters.
(Yes, yes, I know, it does seem that we already have unthinking voters. Which is a big part of the problem.)

Diane Ravitch's blog

Peter Greene writes here about a polished (and terrifying) video released by the ACT Foundation that portrays the programmed education of the future.

He begins:

Oh my God. Oh my effing God.

If you want to see where Competency Based Education, data mining, the cradle to career pipeline, the gig economy, and the transformation into a master and servant class society all intersect– boy, have I got a video for you. Spoiler alert: this is also one way that public education dies.

I’m going to walk you through the video, embed it for your own viewing, and tell you about the people behind this. Hang on. This is stunning. And I’ll warn you right up front– this is not some hack job that looks like amateur hour video production (like, say, an in house USED video). This is slick and well-produced. Which somehow makes it more horrifying.

The video is…

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