In Oak Park, to every kid an I-Pad?

Blithe Spirit


“It used to be a teacher standing in front of the classroom knows things, tells them to students, they spit them back,” District 97 Data Administrator Harla Hutchinson said. “You can’t learn everything you need to know with that model of education anymore.”

Well when you put it that way, Harla, sure. But it also used to be — no more? — a teacher standing — or sitting or walking around, gesticulating, calling on kids, INTERACTING WITH THEM, FOR GOD’S SAKE, as when they are asleep or who knows what, providing a bit of humanity in the midst of data.

Ah, the data administrators to whom we give our children for becoming lifelong learners or whatever . . .

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