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Lew Andrews: Will Online Learning Undermine Liberal Bias?

January 10, 2013

Will the rise of online learning undermine liberalism’s control over education? Lewis Andrews thinks so. He joins the podcast to discuss his recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on the topic. There, Andrews writes, “As performance-based incentive structures spread, course designers and school-based curriculum directors will have to be more flexible, competitive and accountable. If history is any guide, the elevation of such workplace values will even make their way into the subjects being taught, emphasizing such conservative values as personal responsibility and entrepreneurship.” Andrews is an author and director of the Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation, a privately funded scholarship program for poor and minority children in Connecticut. He has also recently written “Public Sector Unions vs. Local Politics.”