Emily Talmage describes the fight against the edtech industry in New England. The resolutions passed by the Massachusetts Teachers Association are a landmark in teachers’ efforts to block privatization, data mining, and replacement of teachers by machines. Most of the pressure to capitulate, she says, emanate from the Nellie Mae Foundation.

The odd fact about the drive to promote blended learning is that the evidence base is non-existent.

The successes in Massachusetts show that an awakened public and teaching profession can beat the powerful forces of the edtech industry.