Talk Out of School

Audrey Watters on the history of teaching machines in our schools and the misuse of ed tech today

Episode Summary

Leonie spoke to Audrey Watters, author of the new book, Teaching Machines, about the history and politics of education technology, and how its increasing penetration into our schools should and must be resisted.

Episode Notes


Audrey Watters new book, published by MIT Press, “Teaching Machines: The History of Personalized Learning”  

Latest NY Times article on the current state of the vaccine mandate for teachers and school staff

New New York State Senate bill requiring a remote learning option for NYC students and AM NY article about it

NYC Public School Parents on the new interim computerized assessments purchased by DOE for $36 million

Allen Golston of Gates Foundation quote on the purpose of education

Video of Mario Savio 1964 speech