Postman’s “thermostatic” view of education

The attempt to put together coherent thoughts while sleep deprived with babe in arms continues. While reading Neil Postman's 1969 book Teaching as a Subversive Activitiy, I could not help but notice how different in substance it was from his later work - especially Building a Bridge to the 18th Century, and The End of …

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Laptops will make you a successful human being

Progress strikes again. Down the rabbit-hole we go. Last week, the Free Press reported how school boards are pressuring the government to provide laptops to every child in school. The reporting is opaque at best - but here are seven observations based on what was presented: 1. Inevitability is the currency of the belief in …

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