if you want to know what tech startups think of education and teachers, this job ad on LinkedIn says it all. These companies exist to make money, educating students is not their first, second, or even third priority.
Some highlights: "Crossover is the world's #1 source of full-time remote jobs. Our clients offer top-tier pay for top-tier talent. We're recruiting this role for our client, gt.school. Have you got what it takes?
The most important thing you will do in this role (and maybe your entire career!) is be a part of building the future of education for your area of domain expertise. You will design a program to teach traditional school subjects but in a non-traditional way. We have a few core principles that guide our approach to learning:
Teaching is done through technology, not teachers. Why? Because learning apps take advantage of decades worth of learning science, including spaced repetition, forced recall, mastery-based progress, and adaptive algorithms which speed up and slow down to match the speed of each individual student. The science shows students can learn 2-5x faster and with better recall."...
"We believe technology can deliver an educational experience that engages and teaches kids 3-5x faster than the standard teacher-classroom model. By the end of our program, each student will be in the 95th to 99th percentile range in every school subject. If you are a passionate subject matter expert who believes that technology—not teachers—is the key to unlocking students’ full learning potential, then this job is for you."...
"About Gt.school
"gt.school is a stealth EdTech startup in Austin, Texas, the center of educational innovation in the US. Our unique approach leverages 50+ years of learning science, cutting-edge data analytics and high-performance life skills coaching. In doing so, we can help students learn 5x faster and unlock their full potential in both academics and in life. We are a remote-first company that hires globally via Crossover."
This company admits openly that it is attempting to avoid public notice. Likely because it offers no research citations to back up its claims and admits it is attempting to replace teachers with automated AI interaction. This, this is why my fellow educators are so resistant to jump on the bandwagon of every foolish idea and harmful edtech trend that shows up. Educating members of our societies requires time, money, and public investment of all types of resources. It cannot be automated and done well.

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I just saw someone post "(I'm a) God fearing man."

My 1st thought about people who post that type of comment, WTF did you do that makes you fear God??

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So it seems joinmastodon removed QOTO from their directory without cause, without contacting us, and without any discussion or due diligence.

Since this is the only way to actually find QOTO for new users if it isnt reversed soon it could mean the end for our wonderful community.

If you care about this place remaining fair, respectful, and inclusive environment I highly suggest everyone reach out to them annd voice your objecttion and your disapointment and having no procedure to keep this fair and inclusive.

If you want to see QOTO stick around you can email your objecttion here:


Feel free to CC me here: jeffrey.freeman@qoto.org

Please be respectful, we want to show them we are the good guys and not give them any reason to object.

@Gargron @trinsec @khird

I support the striking graduate student workers at UC/CSU.

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In a major plus for academic discourse, we can drop the word “tweetorial” and go back to calling it by its original name: tootorial.

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Nature published 12 pieces in 2022 on the benefits of psychedelic drugs e.g. for mental health. All pieces were paid for by a pharmaceutical company specialized on psychedelic drugs.

Although Nature stresses all pieces were "editorially independent", in a letter published today we criticize the nature and content of the series.

(with Florian Naudet, Lisa Cosgrove, Erick Turner, Alain Braillon & Ioana Cristea)


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Floods, droughts and storms: what was once an exception, today is a reality.

We need to step up global climate action. And at @COP27@twitter.com it is time to act against climate change. We need to:

🌿 act together
🌲 act now
🌳 mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis


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Ukrainian people are holding up the torch of freedom for all of us.

Ukraine belongs in the European family.

#StandWithUkraine 🇪🇺 🇺🇦

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A big thank you to @trumpet and all the other @Mastodon admins. These folks setup a nice community, then looked up one day and saw the fucking Mongol Horde cresting the hill and ... they welcomed them with open arms and worked their butts off to keep things running.

Buy them a coffee: ko-fi.com/trumpet


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#ElonMusk seen on the intenet

Can Elon Musk buy and destroy Fox News instead?

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At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 the guns were to fall silent, but shelling continued until nightfall. The war did end that day, and those who survived were able to go home.

Today we honor those who served, and we hope that one day the guns WILL fall silent and that humanity will have survived.

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Lads this site depends on retoots not likes. So don't be stingy on the sharing of other people's posts - especially new folks just arrived & lo...

Hi everyone! I am California professor with a background in . I also have an interest in and in general. I'm here for the science geekery.

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