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

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.

Digital Learning Is A $60 Billion Scam

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. July 18, 2018

The new Gold Rush will rake in $60 billion this year. The ed-tech gold rush has attracted deep pockets like Rupert Murdoch who invested more than $1 billion into Amplify to develop educational video-games.

Electronic Screen Media Creating Mental Health Problems for Kids

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. June 17, 2018 

Research shows the use of electronic screen media is having biological and psychological health effects on children including reduced intelligence, increased ADHD, autism, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and cancer. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media points out that children are experiencing unprecedented screen violence not just on television, but also on computers, video games and touch-screen devices. They note that such exposure has been clearly linked to aggressive behavior, aggressive thoughts, aggressive feelings and physiological arousal. 

Gates, Zuckerberg Team Up to Explore Kids' Brain Functions

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. May 15, 2018

Billionaire tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are teaming up to inflict more damage on the unsuspecting American public.

Online Community College Courses Show Paradoxical Results

By Carole Hornsby Haynes   |  November 15, 2015   National Center for Policy Analysis

Community colleges are attended by 45 percent of the nation’s undergraduates.  Currently the community college sector is under fire for low graduation rates. Only 25 to 30 percent of students who begin their studies at a community college complete their degrees or transfer to a four-year college.  Enrollments are decreasing.

To cut costs while attempting to boost enrollment, community college leaders tout the flexibility of online courses.

Will Education Derivatives Be the Next Wall Street Crash?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. June 1, 2018 

Education is becoming a tradeable market that does not concern itself with educating children. 

Silicon Valley titans are partnering with investors to develop products and services. The annual ASU-GSV Summit for education technology is a must-attend event where venture capitalists meet with executives from education start-ups to review new personalized or adaptive learning systems for students. 

Feds/Big Tech Join To Push Addiction in Schools

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. March 25, 2018 World Net Daily

The federal government, bent on collecting massive amounts of personal information on its citizens – a flagrant violation of the Fourth Amendment – and the tech industry, under fire for its digital products designed to addict, have joined forces in American classrooms.

Through the unconstitutional Every Student Succeeds Act passed in 2015 under the Obama administration, digital devices with computer adaptive software for both lessons and testing are pushed into K-12 classrooms.

Online Charter Schools Show Disappointing Results

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  November 12, 2015  National Center for Policy Analysis

The Center for Research on Educational Options (CREDO) at Stanford University recently published its findings for a study about the academic impact of online charter schools.  Only full-time online charter students in seventeen states and Washington, D.C. were included.

The study sought to answer whether e-schools are a niche option that best fit a small group of students possessing a specific set of characteristics or whether they are a viable solution for educational challenges for today’s families.

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