[IAEP] Another article that could probably use some measured response.
walter.bender at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 16:21:37 EDT 2009
Oscar Becerra addresses some of the issues raised in the article in
his response the the UN Foundation blog of last week:
On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 4:09 PM, Kevin Cole <dc.loco at gmail.com> wrote:
> This may have already come up in the 680 unread messages I have in my
> inbox... If so, my apologies.
> A researcher in my office subscribes to Miller-McCune magazine, whose slogan
> is "Turning Research into Solutions". After seeing last week's presentation
> by SJ et al, he handed me an article from the latest issue (September /
> October 2009, Volume 2, Number 5).
> | News and Opinions by Timothy Ogden (page 12)
> | COMPUTER ERROR?
> | There appears to be cheaper, more effective ways to improve education in
> developing nations than the glitzy One Laptop per Child program.
> The article is available on-line
> at http://miller-mccune.com/business_economics/computer-error-1390
> At the risk of being burned at the stake, though I'm one of the devout, I
> think the author makes some good arguments that should be either countered
> POLITELY and/or addressed.
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