That the playwright (who’s also a teacher) takes the side of the traditional education establishment doesn’t diminish the play’s value as a springboard for discussion. -- Marty Hughley in his review of "A Noble Failure" for the Oregonian.
What Mach is after with the circus motif is a critique of the sensationalism and commodification of trauma that often attends the public response to tragic events.
Big business demands BIG DATA, claiming, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Education researchers also want BIG DATA. No wonder the Harvard Business Review proclaims the data scientist as the “sexiest job of the 21st Century.”
Let's call this what this really is:
Private data is currency in the 21st Century marketplace. This is the key reason why Margaret Spellings,former US Secretary of Education,
sees a“gold mine of data” in MyEdu.
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Amplify will offer digital learning tools for the K through 12 market and will focus on three areas: assessments and learning analytics, digital curriculum (Common Core-aligned content for math, language arts and science), and content delivery.