Education in an aspiring petrostate

Brian Lamb, Edge, Mar 20, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I don't know what to say over and above what Brian Lamb says, to this: "The province of Alberta has recently released a development plan for public schools that enlists Suncor Energy and Syncrude Canada in the creation of future Kindergarten to grade three curriculum. Oil giant Cenovus will partner in developing curriculum for grades four to 12."

In a different and unrelated post Lamb writes: "What I realize now is that by directing our students to adapt to a world in which they can exercise no control over their environment, where every click and eyeball twitch is monitored and analyzed by inscrutable algorithms, we are in fact preparing them for the real world of work (and society) that they will be living in.

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