Personalized Learning for All Youth: A Denisha Jones Invention

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As the guardians of child development lament the state of play in early education—the loss of a human kind of learning—technology companies are sprouting like weeds, choking the garden. They’ve constructed a narrative of competency-based education, one they claim meets students’ individual needs.

Denisha Jones, an assistant professor of early childhood education at Howard University, and advisor to Defending the Early Years, a nonprofit advocacy group, is not persuaded by their arguments. This former kindergarten and preschool teacher, who is fiercely committed to social justice, equity, and the best interests of the child, is determined to . . . Read full article →

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