As Anne points out in her comment, I am arguing back and forth with myself, saying one moment that education cannot be flattened and at the next describing how it could be flattened. Now I'll argue again that it cannot be flattened: kindergarten. Who takes care of kindergarten? What part of that task can be sent over fiber optic cables to some other continent where costs are lower?
Oddly, however, kindergarten and first grade classes sometimes look a lot like a technologically enriched environment. Lecturing and prolonged presentation are unwelcome, while project-based education prevails. Students are often posted around the room at stations, working individually or in pairs. The stations sometimes include computer equipment, but more often they comprise different kinds of tools.