Under our noses
is invading our public schools
through digitized modules,
incessant data monitoring and tracking—
tracking of not only progress toward skills,
but of social/emotional behaviors
(consumerism, conformism, compliance),
and it’s getting worse and worse.
the Gates/Zuckerbergs/Dells/Vander Ark
Waltons/Broads/Arnolds/ et al
And not one of them questions
the underlying assumption
that all teaching/learning
must be reducible to data
DATA—a four letter word.
mad tech-scientists run amok,
manically generating income/control
for the oligarchs
acting with hubris unbound.
As always, the need is to ask: Cui bono?
To whose good?
To whose ill?
*See here–a primer for a Data Interoperability Initiative