Presidential Daily Brief: Camp David Edition


  1. Could Rupert Murdoch’s Tablet Empire Reshape Learning?

    From the perpetual crisis zone of the American education system comes another promised game-changer: a system that puts tablets in the hands of every teacher and student so lessons can be conducted through the screen. News Corp-owned Amplify is hoping to seize the early lead in this new model, claiming its programs will allow teachers to customize around each student’s needs and achieve better results in the classroom (plus, what kid doesn’t love gadgets?). Cue the obvious concerns: the loss of face time, possible links between screens and obesity, and privacy issues. And where do the teachers fall in all this? It’s complicated.

    Source: NYT

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