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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Teachers cannot assign homework [sometimes] because most of their students might live in households with no computers or Internet service."

Wow, how did I manage to do homework when I was a kid. We didn’t have a computer or internet.

Somehow I managed to graduate high school and college without those essential tools. It must be a miracle.

12 posted on 04/17/2013 1:05:49 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

I graduated college just as internet work was becoming mandatory. I always used a computer to type papers but didn’t want to pay for internet access, so I would do what I had to here and there. It got to a point where they’d assign weekly online quizes, make you fetch supplemental materials online, have you email papers to them, etc. One more semester and I’m sure I wouldn’t have gotten away with it.

That’s what you have to bear in mind while reading this article. No doubt the kids are being assigned online articles to read, are forced to collaborate online, take online quizzes, etc. I’d be all for it if it broke the back of the corrupt textbook industry, but almost certainly it doesn’t. There isn’t any reason why teachers couldn’t have a bipartite system, whereby students can choose the internet or paper. But they’re stupid, lazy, and operate under misconceptions as to the future (as if kids won’t be able to land IT jobs because they didn’t copy and paste from wikipedia when they were twelve).


16 posted on 04/17/2013 1:35:38 PM PDT by Tublecane
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