Saturday, October 25, 2014

Resignation of LA reformer (last week)

Broad Gates background:

1 comment:

Questioner said...

From the article:

"Detractors also criticized Mr. Deasy, who led the second-largest school district in the country, for the difficult rollout of an ambitious $1.3 billion plan to give iPads to every student in the district, which has an enrollment of 640,000 across 900 schools. Students hacked the tablets and used them to play games or use social media rather than to follow the new digital curriculum."

- This is so typical. The best of intentions, and a valid idea, but rush to roll out an immense and expensive plan that had not been adequately piloted to work out problems that were very predictable. Why does the same thing keep happening again and again and again? Maybe past failures fuel even more urgency?