20 thoughts on automating schooling.

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  1. It is not possible or economically, environmentally sustainable to generate enough data to process a value judgement about contextualised quality teaching. It’s easier to standardise education to generate data which shows quality.
  2. A “what works” agenda makes it easier to program pedagogy onto a computer.
  3. Standardised national curriculum makes it easier to program tasks onto a computer.
  4. Standardised testing makes it easier to program grading onto a computer.
  5. Computers are cheaper than teachers.
  6. Artificial intelligence is not going to take teacher’s jobs, human’s are – computer programmers.
  7. Computer programmers are not educated in understanding the social context of students.
  8. Computer programmers are often employed by private transnational companies (platforms) so if schooling is automated it is also most likely privatised.
  9. Platforms bank their money in tax havens, valorise the casualisation of the workforce, and are not easily regulated by governments.
  10. Tax havens mean governments are being squeezed in their ability…

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