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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

Why 21st Century Automation Won’t Create Mass Unemployment

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. September 19, 2019

Some predict the 21st century of automation will bring high unemployment because there will be far fewer jobs.  However, the real problem is not that the world will have too many workers, but rather too few because of aging populations in both developed and developing economies. The solution? Wide spread automation.

Corporate Takeover of American Classrooms 

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 15, 2018    Excerpt from "The Consequences of Screen Technologies in Texas Education"

Rather than creating products that teachers need and want to use, Silicon Valley tech giants decide what they want to sell and then create a sales pitch such as “personalized learning” – code for computerized education that replaces teachers.

Texas Classrooms Expose Young Children to Harm With Addictive Digital Screens

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 3, 2018   Excerpt from "The Harmful Consequences of Screen Technologies in Texas Education"

The TEA is pushing addictive video programs into grades pre-K through 8.  Classroom technology not only leads to worse academic performance for kids, it can also clinically hurt them.

Two hundred peer-reviewed studies have connected screen time to increased ADHD, increased aggression, anxiety, screen addiction, depression, and even psychosis. Children under 10 are especially susceptible to screen addiction.

Smart Phones Are Connected To Rising Teen Suicides

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  July 21, 2018 

Between 2010 and 2015, teen suicide or attempted suicide rose more than 50 percent. The rise is connected to an increase in teen ownership of smart phones, passing 50 percent in 2012 and soaring to 73 percent in 2015.

OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT

The Harmful Consequences of Screen Technologies 

October 30, 2018

Governor Greg Abbott

Office of the Governor

P. O. Box 12428

Austin, Texas 78711-2428

cc: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath

Use Video Games & Ditch Traditional Instruction, Says Edtech Chief

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. August 10, 2018

Today’s students should be taught with video games because their attention spans have decreased.

Mohit Midha, CEO of Mangahigh which develops math games, says to ditch traditional instruction because students cannot focus for more than five minutes. What a life! Getting to hang out with friends and play video games all day.

Why Is Digital Learning Good For Your Kids But Not For Those of Silicon Valley Execs?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. July 16, 2018

Silicon Valley companies are pushing digital products into public schools as teacher replacements but executives of giants, such as Google, Apple, Yahoo, and Hewlett-Packard, reject the use of technology for their own children.

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