Former America Online CEO Barry Schuler is now heading the National New Tech Board.
The goal of New Tech is to "engage students and teachers in an innovative instructional approach that integrates project-based learning and a 1:1 student to computer ratio".
Now why would tech companies be so supportive of that vision?
Here's the crux: these ed reform ideas that will result in little learning are great for a business' bottom line once they become a preferred government vendor.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, which I think may be the progenitor of the phrase "21st century skills," was created by tech companies working in partnership with the NEA.
I'm against 21st century skills.
Seeing as how they don't exist and all.
I feel like I'm repeating myself.