Product likely to be used for 'flip teaching'
The best model is the one that serves ALL learners, not just those who find
their way to some special school or who can afford special tutoring services.
That means public education. Perhaps tools like this can be used by public
education. Let's go one step farther and make the
"Premium" product the one available to all. Perhaps we retired teachers
could start putting what we know in a modern format that can be both free,
universally available, and expandable. Then we no longer need people who get
rich by restricting knowledge to those who can pay the premium for it.
One wonders where this "big money" is supposed to be coming from. When
it comes time to spend money in the classroom or pay the teachers,
everyone's broke. Here in Wisconsin, my husband was cut $400 / month off
of his take-home pay (not off the gross) in 2011 and an additional $130/month
for this year, because Governor Scott Walker targeted one group to tax so that
he could "balance" the budget. Never mind that he's spent more
than his democratic predecessor, even after his $1.6 billion cut to public
schools. The Republican party loves Scott Walker and others like him. They see
education budgets as lucrative sources to mine for private profit. A shameful
and disgusting trend."The whole people must take upon themselves
the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it.
There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not
founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the
people themselves."~ John Adams