Class Warfare Blog

September 5, 2016

Just So You Know

Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax


  1. Wow! I wouldn’t have thunk it.

    …and Rupert Murdoch? The Faux News Rupert Murdoch? I really dislike feeling this way, but the day that old bastard falls over dead will be a great day for our country.


    Comment by shelldigger — September 5, 2016 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

    • Agreed!

      On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 7:03 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — September 5, 2016 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

  2. I am shocked! Simply shocked! Right!


    Comment by Holding The Line In Florida — September 5, 2016 @ 9:53 pm | Reply

    • The only shocking thing is it took them this long to locate such a large pool of funds to suck up.

      On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 9:53 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — September 6, 2016 @ 1:34 pm | Reply

  3. Great piece Steve.

    Benjamin R. Barber touched on this in his 2007 book, CONSUMED: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole, addressing the issue of the many ads these kids see on these “educational” screens. The idea was to target potential consumers at the earliest possible age and get them to become brand loyal to products that have nothing to with improving their lives.


    Comment by lbwoodgate — September 6, 2016 @ 7:05 am | Reply

    • What bothers me is how cavalier we are with our education system. In California, where I grew up, we were inundated with fad after fad, fobbed off as “innovations.” This is for a school system that created the sixth largest economy in the world. So, we got phonics displaced by the whole word reading approach, which was designed for deaf kids! One damned thing after another. Something that was working just fine would be overthrown by some “urge” to do things differently. So, now we have Finland, using our educational research, to create one of the best educational systems in the world, and they spend almost nothing on “educational technology.” Their classrooms have no screens. It is all there in the research, but our “educrats” don’t consult the research or hire people who can.

      On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 7:05 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — September 6, 2016 @ 1:38 pm | Reply

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