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What we can learn from a dinner controversy in the desert


A few weeks back, I had the honor to emcee the closing awards dinner at the Education Innovation Summit in Scottsdale, Michael Horn reports on Forbes.com.  The evening took a sour note though as the dinner keynote, which Andy Kessler delivered, stunned and offended the majority of the audience by essentially arguing that as digital learning rises, we won’t need teachers anymore. The audience took to Twitter to voice vehement disagreement, and my co-emcee and I—we were just as surprised as everyone else—did our best to distance ourselves from the remarks and hit the reset button on the evening…

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