Replied to Compass and the Spectre of the Ultranet by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (

It is easy to pretend that all the challenges faced by the Ultranet belonged to the Ultranet. However, so many issues still persist, lying dormant, waiting for an opportunity to raise their head once again. The question isn’t whether Compass provides a great potential to improve education, the question is whether schools are ready for these changes. That is the real question.

I remember being sold the dream that everything Compass had to offer. However, the kicker was the opening line:

This is what the Ultranet should have been.

It would seem as all the state schools returned today and everyone tried to access the site that the chickens have come home to roost.

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What frustrates me the most with Compass emails is that instead of just giving you the information, they tell you there is information, but then require you to login to find out what it is. Why? Analytics? Scraping data?