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Robt.

I'm a W0b (IWW IU620).

I am good at proofreading and editing, w/ a background in teaching lit and rhetorical analysis.

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    A Library Without Books via npr.org

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    Robt.over 1 year ago

    This concept, its realization, its origin, its purpose and agendae seems potentially distrustworthy on so many levels. If it is intended to actually offer technological familiarization, training, and resources to an underserved community, it might be laudable, but "...'Browsing through this library will feel like browsing through an Apple store,' says Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff" raises some intuitive red flags; shilling this "Bibliotech" through a reference to browsing the latest commercial whizz-bangery of an Apple Store makes me wonder who or what might be profiting materially----especially with Texas' woeful record of using "education reform" as a means of of allowing corporations to raid the public coffers and pick the of the pockets the citizenry, touting panaceas and miracles (vis-a-vis "the Brazosport miracle", the shell game constructed with the connivance of Ron Paige that eventually led to NCLB and a wrongheaded politicization of "the Education Crisis" that is still damaging public education across the nation.

    Whose formats and platforms are being used, and what products are being pushed, I wonder.

    Who's behind the curtain?

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    The Circular Economy: From Consumer to User via youtube.com

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    How Crowdfunding Is Changing the Financial Ecosystem—for Good via magazine.good.is

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    Learning Should Be About Students, Not Tests via magazine.good.is

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    Robt.over 1 year ago

    There is no "standard" student, and this approach to "educating" is abominable; it approaches the process with a regimentary, corporatist mind-set, a sort of throwback to Taylorism wherein schools become factories charged with processing students in suitable and tractable products.

    I think Emerson had it right---public education has to be messy if it is intended to encourage the individual genius of each student and promote a sane, humane society.

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    Learning Should Be About Students, Not Tests via magazine.good.is

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    Four Reasons to Write by Hand Instead of Typing via mentalfloss.com

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