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Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”-Vladimir Lenin

 

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.

Fed & EdTech Partnership Pushes Data Mining And Video Games Into Classrooms

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 14, 2018   Excerpt from "The Harmful Consequences of Screen Technologies in Texas Education"

The U.S. Department of Education has become increasingly aggressive in demanding more personal data on students for various federal grants.

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.

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.

TEA Claims of ‘Dramatic Results’ For Online Math Video Games Are False, Says Expert

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 1, 2018   Excerpt from "The Harmful Consequences of Screen Technologies in Texas Education" 

Despite the volumes of research about addictive video games, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is implementing math video games in district and open charter schools for grades pre-K through 8.

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.

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