“That we would train machines to be like us is not surprising.
The real scandal is how much we’ve trained ourselves to be like machines.”Austin Kleon
It’s testing season as another school year comes to a close. The time when students get to demonstrate just how well we’ve trained them to be little machines.
We’ve covered the content, given the testing tips, and passed out the booklets or the Chromebooks.
We’ve done everything we can to prepare them for the relentless battery of standardized tests they must endure, all because someone who knows nothing about learning needs evidence that teachers have done their jobs.
They want to know how well we’ve trained our little machines.
There’s just one problem: we don’t train machines. We teach human beings.
Maybe there’s something wrong here.