First there was private-sector tutoring, whose evil effects we all know well. Then there was outsourced tutoring (from India, etc.), which was clearly anti-American from top to bottom. Now, according to this EdWeek story, there’s an even more pernicious tutoring variation: “machine-based” tutoring (New Breed of Digital Tutors Yielding Learning Gains). What’s next? A computerized tutoring system run by Halliburton and outsourced to India. I can see it now.
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