Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
I don't want to belabour this issue too much - but the discussion is compelling. Two things. First, I believe these two facts are inextricably related: "# Nearly one-fourth of U.S. children live in families below the poverty line, more than in any other industrialized nation [and] The U.S. ranked 21st of 30 OECD countries in science and 25th of 30 in mathematics." And second, Doug Noon writes, "The only people who are surprised by a billion dollar per year program bust are the clueless pundits and policy pushers who believe that 'scientifically based reading research' is about science and reading, and not about ideology and profiteering."

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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