Skip to comments.A World Without Teachers
Posted on 12/26/2011 8:23:52 AM PST by Discoshaman
The Kindle and Nook may make for not only the most important advance in reading since Gutenberg, but also, quite likely, a major lesson in unintended consequences. Especially for the educational establishment, because for the first time in history, Americans should be able to envision a future without public-school teachers -- indeed, a future without public-school administrators or state departments of education with their rigidly enforced, politically correct social-transformation curriculum. A future without onerous school taxes, "education president(s)," self-preening school boards, or million-dollar classrooms. But most happily, a future without a single supercilious finger wagging in our face as we're forever lectured about how much a securely tenured, part-time, self-important, overpaid class of public employees "cares" about our sons and daughters. Really, really, really cares. And, of course, knows much better than we do how to bring them up.
And it's all possible because these cheap, handheld, downloadable reading devices such as Kindle and Nook now give parents a choice between tutoring and classroom education.
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/12/a_world_without_schoolteachers.html#ixzz1heq4w6Z2
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Anything that breaks the monopoly of the educrats is beautiful, in my opinion.
I agree with your comments but Hate the use of the word “craft” Teaching and raising kids should be “vocations”
Pottery is a “craft”
Kindle and Nook? You'll have to go back a bit further to find your Gutenburg-sized "advance."
And as for the prospect of a "world without teachers," -- the government employee type -- we can only hope.
I believe with the coming of the smart phone and ipad we are technologically capable of getting rid of the public school system. However, expect the fight of your life if you actually want to do that, because the bureaucracy will be fighting for its life. If not for indoctrination, for the simple fact that their pensions and retirements are a ponzi just like everything else, and require a constant inflow of new teachers to pay for the retirements of the old.
A great story. The e-revolution brings with it the destruction of the foundation stone of modern liberalism, their domination of the education system.
Do you think the masses are going to keep their kids at home when they can send them to school and get free babysitting?
These people hate summer when school is out!
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Well then how about a side dish of vouchers?
Parents should seek out every opportunity available to them to keep their children out of the clutches of the public school system.
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I agree, sadly. The biggest difference between Asian and American students is that U.S. parents see education as something to outsource to the State...
Absolutely. The education establishment stopped being about teaching decades ago. It’s a self-licking ice cream cone these days...
“Craft” is Skill in doing something or making a thing of quality.
“Vocation” is from the Latin, ‘to call’.
One focuses on the quality results, the other focuses on the person teaching.
“Vocation”, called for a particular task or service, is not far in meaning from the word used for someone who takes on a task, who commits themselves to it, who undertakes to do job.
“Undertakers” can be an accurate description of SOME teachers.
Totally. Vouchers would benefit not only the children who left the state-run schools, but those who remain, as public schools would be improved via competition.
I think maybe some educrats see the writing on the wall and that’s why so many unions are also now trying to unionize all day care workers.
Could ebooks bust the college book racket?
YES, and they are trying to make “schooling” start at birth....
That’s a nice thought but it will never happen because there is too much complicity among the teachers unions and state and local governments.
As I said,nice thought.
Man, did you ever hit the nail on the head!
Look at the spread of that simple, but very effective teaching tool, Khan Academy, and the new paradigm they espouse for it.
Learn at home at your own pace, with the ability to go back to steps & concepts you do not fully grasp. Come to class to work your “homework” problems, even collaborating with classmates, while the teacher circulates, observes, corrects...TEACHES!
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