Learning Machine: The Uncertain Future of Education

Education Doesn't Work w/ Freddie deBoer

July 15, 2021 Nathan Levin & Sam Squillace Season 1 Episode 1
Learning Machine: The Uncertain Future of Education
Education Doesn't Work w/ Freddie deBoer
Show Notes

I’m not convinced that you’ll like what Freddie deBoer has to say, but I am convinced that you need to hear it. Freddie’s careful and honest look at what the data really says about our education system challenges our ideas about what education is for and why it just isn’t working. His article Education Doesn’t Work makes a strong (if depressing) case that education cannot fix society because that’s not what it’s supposed to do - it’s not a social panacea. And this may be an uncomfortable truth to recognize, but if we could, he suggests, maybe we could start to make schools better at what they're actually supposed to do: educating and preparing young people for the world. 


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