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One-Minute Video: Building the Plane in the Air

June 22, 2015

This was posted on Youtube in 2007.

It is a fine visual for the condition of American public education in “urgent,” monied hands.

Let’s “build a plane,” shall we?


  1. 2old2tch permalink

    Tech company ad. H-m-m-m. Perhaps that explains the push to digitize anything that moves. Heaven forbid that we waste valuable time testing ideas.

  2. Very apropo. We could use a campaign that puts a stain on the godfather of the digital destruction of public education. Maybe some kind of hastag thingy that says “Shame on you Bill Gates.” What do you think?
    Ian Kay

  3. This video was widely used by admins a few years ago as NY rushed into Common Core and test-based teacher evals. We didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The folks with parachutes are Coleman, Duncan, Gates, et al. The teachers and students are the ones left on the plane.

  4. Old Teacher permalink

    I will bring my own parachute…..By the way, who is flying this thing, the autopilot? Everyone knows those programs don’t land the plane. It probably uses an outdated version of Google map too.

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