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on Mar 26, 2012
I have been told that this is shaping up to be an incredible discussion and I have also been told to come early, and make sure you grab a seat. They probably should have planned to have this for two nights, or a larger space.
PCF is doing fabulous, inspirational work serving a population who may not attend college without financial support.
This evening's program goes beyond that to serve and educate all of us about the intersection of technology and education. I'm be early to get a seat!
Looking forward to a great conversation as well as supporting a wonderful organization (PCF) doing great work in our community.
All studies lead to the tolerance of bad teachers producing education 'gaps'. No amount of technology will overcome the unions keeping incompetent teachers in their positions.
The only thing that can close the achievement gap are good instructors.
It doesn't matter what tools you have if you're not a good instructor.
I have been in K-12 Technology for 10 years. Doesn't matter what tech I put in the teacher's hand if they aren't good at their job. And the truly good teachers, don't need ANYTHING but space to hold class.
SOME GUY......You are some guy. A voice of reason and practicality with a good sense of humor.
I get so tired of the usual defeatist and homespun spirit of the majority of the garden clubs and complaints from the elders here.
You are totally correct about good instructors and the achievement gap.
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