21 février 2020

How $5 Billion Could Provide a Great Education for Every Kid on Earth

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How $5 Billion Could Provide a Great Education for Every Kid on Earth
Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart, 2019/04/15
The program outlined in this article - community conversations, new school models, dual enrollment, private schools, competency systems, etc. - is just a good way to waste $5 billion (or $30 billion, or whatever). The problem isn't quality. The problem is access.
How would I spend $5 billion? I'd put into the hands of educators and communities, mostly in Africa. Maybe a million $5000 projects. Something like that. Ask them to form linkages with each other. Ask them to source locally where they can. Digital is important; there should be last-mile and community access projects. Owned locally, managed locally. No money for Harvard or Stanford or MIT, no money for consulting companies or think tanks - indeed, just the opposite, I'd be asking all those wealthy education reformers to match that money, without tying strings to it. More...

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