Tar and Abby

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

In the Gobsmacked Catagory

"In the ‘you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff’ category, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is spending about $1.1 million to develop a way to physiologically measure how engaged students are by their teachers’ lessons. This involves “galvanic skin response” bracelets that kids would wear so their engagement levels could be measured."

You know it is just a short step to zapping the students into attention...

Full story here.


3 comments:

mrs.missalaineus said...

are you feckin' serious?

we have all been taped as part of that program at work and test scores are 50% of our evaluation.

just shaking my head at this point. educrats make such great decisions- look at their previous track record.

xxalainaxx

Bob said...

I say get rid of kids altogether and replace 'em with robots who score higher.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

"...emerging field of neuromarketing..." Seriously?!
Duly gobsmacked.