Educators Question AltSchool’s Pivot: Where Does Silicon Valley’s Philanthropy End and Profits Begin?

Jenny Abamu, EdSurge, Dec 06, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is another story where a Silicon Valley technologist convinces investors to offer millions of dollars to reshape schools only to see them flounder in search of a business model. A big part of the reason is that while they may be well-connected and while they may even understand technology, they don't understand schools and have no background in the history of educational technology. Now if I had $175 million to spend on educational technology.... 

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