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State Schools Superintendent Talks About Workforce Technology And Education At CMC

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State schools superintendent Paolo DeMaria spoke at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum on technology and education. DeMaria gave attendees a Bloomberg Businessweek data analysis that measures how susceptible all occupations are to computerization.

Professions least likely to be automated include physicians, dentists, lawyers, teachers and childcare workers. DeMaria says the challenge  is for the education system to figure out how to prepare students to succeed in that change - and he thinks teachers, instructors and mentors still play a critical role.

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DeMaria says the challenge is to make the process of learning interesting and relevant. He says schools must constantly strive to help students that aren't doing well by identifying the barriers to learning and providing them additional support.

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