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Not So Fast (Company)

by Susan Ohanian

Here's how Fast Company, launched in November 1995 by Alan Webber and Bill Taylor, two former Harvard Business Review editors, and publisher Mortimer Zuckerman,views public education> They they push this view in two of their three franchises: three different franchises: Most Innovative Companies, Most Creative People in Business, and Masters of Design describes itself:

Fast Company is the world's leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design. Written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company and FastCompany.com inspire readers and users to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead conversations, and create the future of business.

Here's their approach to education:

  • Puff Piece on Michelle Rhee: Michelle Rhee Wants to Spend $1 Billion Fixing Education,/a>

  • Here, Michelle Rhee and George Parker dump on public school teachers

  • Social Capitalists: Aspire Public [sic] Schools

  • Most Innovative Companies 2013: Western Governors University (For Showing Public Schools Another Way to Do Business)

  • Charter Schools Charge Forth Finding Innovation In Education:KIPP Leads the Way

  • Denver: Incentivized Teachers

  • Waiting for Superman: The Education of a Country in Desperate Need of Change

  • The Future Of Education Eliminates The Classroom, Because The World Is Your Class

  • And so on and so on. Not to pick on Fast Company. Scratch a neo-progressive in love with technology and this is what you get. Surface glitz with no willingness to look at the realities.

    — Susan Ohanian




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