Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend?
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The United States Is Destroying Its Education System, Truth?

The United States Is Destroying Its Education System, Truth? | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? | Scoop.it

Provocative! Themes include:  analysis paralysis, money as the goal, corporate greed, and classism.   It's not politics, it's education.


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A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind.

 

It seems the USA:

  • prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy.
  • celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money.
  • churns out stunted human products, lacking the capacity and vocabulary to challenge the assumptions and structures of the corporate state.
  • funnels them into a caste system of drones and systems managers.
  • transforms a democratic state into a feudal system of corporate masters and serfs.
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The author, Shannon Smith, is the Associate Director at EDUCAUSE. She lists: Author. Historian. Ed Techie. Innovator. Tribal College Faculty. Progressive.

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Times Higher Education - Innovation strategy 'ignores' funding and visa concerns

University strategies & policy:  Too little innovation?


Excerpt:  Wendy Piatt, director-general of the Russell Group of large research-intensive universities, welcomed many of the measures in the newly announced innovation strategy, but was disappointed it did not address concerns about postgraduate funding, or adopt the Russell Group's proposal for a new bank loan scheme for postgraduates.


She also called for more capital funding to be made available to universities, and for research to be exempted from the Freedom of Information Act.


David Price, vice-provost for research at University College London, praised the government for "the stability of its commitment to the research base" in difficult times.


He also said it was a pity the strategy's "fine words on the importance of mobile highly skilled people" had not translated into concessions regarding universities' continuing concerns about the government's new visa regulations.

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Educate & Demand, to Create a Sea of Manufacturing Jobs | Innovation Excellence

Educate & Demand, to Create a Sea of Manufacturing Jobs | Innovation Excellence | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? | Scoop.it

The author believes his suggested "approach has a balanced time horizon – fill manufacturing jobs now and do the long term work to create millions of manufacturing jobs in the future."


...Our time horizon is limited to the presidential election cycle – four years, but the manufacturing rebirth will take decades....who has a long time horizon and money?


The DoD has both.  ...Before you call me a war hawk, this is simply a marriage of convenience. ...there is no better option.


The DoD should pull together their biggest contractors (industry) and decree that the stuff they buy will have radically reduced cost signatures and teach them and their sub-tier folks how to get it done.


No cost reduction, no contract.


The DoD should educate...to reduce material cost, assembly time, supply chain complexity, and time to market and demand the suppliers. Then, demand they demonstrate the learning by designing the next generation stuff.


...the new technologies will spill into non-DoD world (broad industry application) and create new generation products and a sea of manufacturing jobs.

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