Roger Schank Wants Your Child's Mind

For such a smart guy, Roger C. Schank could use a few lessons in tact. During a two-hour conversation in his sprawling, 41st-floor home on Chicago's Gold Coast, the artificial-intelligence guru turned educator brands most "edutainment" software as "crap," blasts student-testing methods as "measuring all the wrong things," and chides school administrators for "taking 30 years to realize that overhead projectors could move from the bowling alley to the classroom."

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