If Learning be the Food of Profits, Mine On

Does this        equal this                   ?

What is our choice to be?

For those trying to understand the reality of what competency based online education is going to look like for the learning experience of children, try this mock analogy (food=learning) for size:

Dear Parents,

We (the billionaire corporate policy makers) understand that nutrition is important to the development of your child. Research shows that eating a well-rounded diet of various foods is vital to growth and development. For decades now we, as a society, have been feeding children a range of daily meals in order to deliver both taste and nutrition. And this worked for a while.


(The traditional style of consuming food)

However, we also know how risky eating real food prepared by real people can be!  The foods we prepare often come laden with bacteria like salmonella. And, we also cannot control for the inconsistencies in quality of food preparation. Not all food workers are doing a reliable job of cooking food in a safe or reliable manner. We just cannot control for such risks to the health and well-being of your child. It’s time for a 21st century solution to replace this old one-size-fits-all mode: food preparation and mealtimes, as the only way to provide nutrients to our children.

Fortunately, we have come up with a 21st century solution which we are willing to sell to every cafeteria and cafe and household around the world!! We are using disruptive technology to provide a better way to deliver consistent and measurable nutrition to your children using more controlled and specific ways which personalize the preparation and nutrition-access experience for your child. With the advent of new technologies we have extracted the nutritional by-product from actual food and created a food-like material which provides the nutrition directly and cleanly with none of the messy inconsistencies brought on by human preparation of real food. No! Now you can be sure that the nutrition delivered to your child is guaranteed. And our system also streamlines the entire process for efficiency. No more lengthy meals which waste valuable time which could be spent performing work-related tasks. Our food extraction and digestion process saves time and money!


(This  is a thing of the past. Mealtime is the status quo. And food born contaminants are a threat to national security)

We are crafting state legislation called the State Wide Food Extraction for Nutrition Act in many states. Now, meal preparation and communal consumption (aka mealtime) can be a thing of the past and replaced with our own Food Digestion station (paid for by tax payers and philanthropic generosity) where children can efficiently “fill up” and be on their way to other work-related tasks. And we PERSONALIZE our product for each child!


(Your child will have their own PERSONAL mixture of nutrients blended exactly for them and pumped into their body at the precise moment our monitors indicate he or she is ready! No more waiting to eat!)

No more messy guessing if you kid is getting the nutrition they need! Now we can know exactly how much and what type of nutrition your child’s body needs and we deliver it directly to them. For small fee, we will insert a body regulator underneath the skin which measures the levels of protein, minerals and vitamins of each child’s body. The regulator sends a message to our company who whips up just the right combination of nutritional needs and sells it back to you in just the right formula. Now we know every minute of every day what is going inside your child’s body. We will track his or her every metabolic process and we stand at the ready to sell you just the right supplementary combination unique to your child!

Just think. Direct, personalized nutrition inserted into your child’s body!  We can create a common and measurable set of deliverable nutrients to all children to assure that some children aren’t eating better than others. You don’t want some children to starve… DO YOU??? Of course not. We are the ONLY solution available to this growing crisis.

The waste of uneaten food, the threat of poor preparation by incompetent chefs, the time wasted seated around the dinner table with friends and family, the variety of cultural and ethnic inconsistencies of food types, the inaccurate and unreliable (and un-measurable and un-trackable) determination of what your child is actually receiving nutritionally? ALL GONE!

Isn’t this so much better?



Than this?food9food8


…………… Or is it??????


Published by educationalchemy

Morna McDermott has been an educator for over twenty years in both k-12 and post secondary classrooms. She received her doctorate in education, with a dissertation focus on arts-based educational research, from The University of Virginia in 2001. Morna's teaching, scholarship, and activism center around the ways in which creativity, art, social justice, and democracy can transform education and empower communities. She is currently a Professor of Education at Towson University.

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