The algorithm that blew up Italy’s school system

Source: Hacker News

Article note: Oh that's fucked, they bought job matching software for teachers from some carpetbagger, and now 1. It is broken such that when someone is displaced as the top pick for a position they don't get put back in the pool for other positions, 2. The UX on both the teacher and admin end is sufficiently bad and confusing that it is frequently ingesting garbage, and 3. it isn't adequately human supported because the implementers believed it would magically just work. This happens all the time, but the education sector seems particularly succeptable.
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