Is Blended Learning a silver bullet?

Diane Ravitch refers to a recent decision by Indianapolis to open 19 new charter schools based on the concept of blended learning. She questions the decisions which refer to both the cost savings involved and how test scores were more positive.  She believes that a good teacher is the best of all technologies

My old-fashioned brain says that what matters most in a classroom is a teacher who engages in a deeply human way with students: to encourage them, enlighten them, inspire them, teach them. There is a place in every classroom for technology. I use it every day. And certainly students can use their computers to do research and writing and explore.

But in the current environment of high-stakes testing, computers are geared to passing the tests

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