How it works: the technology boondoggle

I’m hearing the same story from friends in other districts.

  1. A teacher in your district is selected by Google (or perhaps by the publisher of a reading curriculum, a variant I heard from another parent) to work for them as a “presenter.” 
  2. The teacher is then flown around the planet by EdTech Team, Google “partner,” making presentations to audiences of other teachers.
  3. These presentations, while billed (and paid for) as professional development, are for all intents and purposes a sales pitch in the guise of continuing education. 

Districts pay EdTech Team to pitch their teachers.