Misguidedly Teaching of Intellectual Property – Propaganda?


This is kind of scary, but glad there are people and media outlets exposing the absurdity:

“Wired examines a “near-final draft” of intellectual property curriculum that’ll enter California elementary schools this year. “This thinly disguised corporate propaganda is inaccurate and inappropriate… It suggests, falsely, that ideas are property and that building on others’ ideas always requires permission,” says an EFF attorney consulted for the story. “The overriding message of this curriculum is that students’ time should be consumed not in creating but in worrying about their impact on corporate profits.” Thanks to the Creative Commons’ Jane Park, some open curriculum alternatives.”

Via Audrey Watters. Read the entire Hack Education News here.