As it has been stated, some school districts spend $20+K per student by erecting these Taj-Mahal/Lincoln Memorial/Parthenon school houses and Administrative buildings.
The school districts could actually save money if they simply issued a computer to every kid, a wireless internet card and the Khan Academy website!
The kids would be better trained, their skill sets would GREATLY rise and the liberal diatribe of the day would be avoided!
I have said it before and I will say it again! This should be the future of ALL training in America! We could sell most of the buildings! Think of the cost savings:
Salaries: teacher, janitors, lunch ladies, administrators, etc...
Books: printings, shipping, storage, etc...
Buildings: maintenance, utilities, etc...
Food: instead of providing breakfast, lunch AND DINNER to 70% of the kids in the school, the PARENTS could use their WIC/Food Stamps to provide their own kids with - I don’t know, maybe - FOOD!
If we did this as an “accredited” solution, without all the state/government BS associated with homeschooling, we could easily save 60-70% off our current school costs!
I have been using Khan Academy to help my daughter keep up and move ahead with her math skills! She absolutely LOVES the site!
What would it do to businesses, what with the advent of faster and faster internet, free online video chat, and things of that nature? The traditional business office will become a thing of the past, and then we’ll end up like the movie Surrogates, with robotic replicas going to warehouses filled with the things we need.
We would almost never need to leave home, and then the vicious cycle continues.
That makes me happy!