Response to Modern School (Original post)
Sat May 26, 2012, 05:49 PM
TheDebbieDee (9,474 posts)
4. I think that within the next 30 years, all American kids will get their educations
After going to school 5 days a week and completing kindergarten and the first, second and third grades where children learn crucial basic education and socialization skills and how to use the computer equipment, students will be issued a laptop with wi-fi and will be expected to do their reading and complete their assignments and courses via internet.
The students will be given codes to access a site, the same site, where they will watch a video of an instructor, for example, explain how to solve a particular type of math problem. The student will be allowed to watch the video as many times as necessary until he/she is able to work the problem.
If he/she still cannot work the problem after several viewings, the student can ask for more help and then be given a different video with perhaps a different instructor who has a different schpiel (sp) for solving the same type of math problem.
At the end of each course, the student will take a final exam over the course matter. The results of the exam will show that either the student needs to repeat the course or that the student can advance to the next course.
The student will only need to go the brick and mortar school if the student participates in extracurricular activities like the chess club or band or the choir.
This will turn out to be a very cost-effective method of educating children who can learn this way - all of the students in the district/county/state will be provided an identical educational curriculum. However, students with learning disabilities or other issues will be SOL unless their parents can afford to pay for additional educational services.
Of course, none of this home-schooling plan can be implemented until and unless the teachers' unions are broken up! Only teachers' unions can prevent the educational system from saving billions of $ by reducing their classroom jobs to giving a series of video-taped lectures that are viewed by class after class after class of students.
This type of educational system is already in effect at Devry University, University of Phoenix and other colleges and universities. this system can very easily be adapted to work for and with younger children.
I think this is why the role of teachers in US society has been so under fire for the last 10 or 15 years. The people who want to develop this "class-less" educational system have to make parents and school districts WANT to get rid of "bad" teachers (they want to smear all of you teachers as bad and overpaid) so that they can offer their alternative.
But, like I said, they have to get rid of teachers' unions first...........
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