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Glaringly “For-Profit”

Audrey Watters shared a Bloomberg article this morning on Silicon Valley-based AltSchool which is closing locations to focus on “strategy” and a “path to growth and finances.” It’s a glaring admission that Silicon Valley money and “vision” have nothing to do with bettering education for students.

Interestingly, the last paragraph of the article highlights what we already know about improving schools, almost as an afterthought:

Although the company touts the magic of its technology, two parents said their children benefited more from the extensive attention of talented teachers and small class sizes.

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