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Education being watered down to further destroy middle class!

 
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03/28/2013 06:24 AM
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Education being watered down to further destroy middle class!
My uncle* told me about a recent meeting he had with the local school board.

It seems that it is their desire to implement some sort of paperless (or near paperless) technology based learning system. It involves heavy use of iPads and other such "tools" (as they call them).

They seem to think it would be ideal for children to do everything from essays to calculus on an iPad, and for teachers to mark everything on the iPad.

I am paraphrasing here, but basically they said that text books become obsolete within a short span of time so electronic textbooks would be ideal for updating. What? Since when has chemistry changed, or history. This seems like Orwell to me: the ability to change textbooks like fucking twitter.

I am not a big fan of the whole education system in the first place (mind you I did go through it just fine), but now they are trying to turn calculus into children's games and writing into an auto-correct nightmare. The majority of kids in the public school system can hardly do spelling and fractions as it is now. They are watering this shit down.

My theory: They are taking public schools in small rural communities in places like Canada, watering the education down, and creating a greater divide between elitist private schools and would-be middle class workers.

They use ignorant overzealous tech-apple-blow-jobbers in "powerful" school board positions to implement this.

Does anyone else notice this problem growing? I would like to know as i could then confirm or adapt my theory.

We need to act on this now! Many of the kids are already damaged beyond repair by this sort of thinking outside the classroom.

I probably don't have to tell most GLPers this, but please, heavily supplement your kid's education at home.

Anyhow, I think this quote sums it up:

"I fear the day when technology overlaps our humanity. It will be then that the world will have permanent ensuing generations of idiots" Einstein

*Yes a GLP uncle. not really my unclelmao
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Re: Education being watered down to further destroy middle class!
Also what the fuck happens to school if the power goes out or the server crashes?
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03/28/2013 06:57 AM
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It's actually a good idea. No more cutting down trees for all that paper. Idk if using iPads will be good but something has to be done about all the wasted paper.
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It's actually a good idea. No more cutting down trees for all that paper. Idk if using iPads will be good but something has to be done about all the wasted paper.
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Re: Education being watered down to further destroy middle class!
It's actually a good idea. No more cutting down trees for all that paper. Idk if using iPads will be good but something has to be done about all the wasted paper.
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I disagree. Do you know what kind of resources go into making an iPad? I would assume a lot of non-renewable resources. Plus currnet iPads will be "out of date" in 2-5 years.

You can cut down trees responsibly and renewably. Also there are many good text books already in existence within these schools that can last for many years.

Is it a good idea to supplement materials with iPads? Yes probably ok.

Every fucking kid does not need an iPad.
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It's actually a good idea. No more cutting down trees for all that paper. Idk if using iPads will be good but something has to be done about all the wasted paper.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 36296693


I disagree. Do you know what kind of resources go into making an iPad? I would assume a lot of non-renewable resources. Plus currnet iPads will be "out of date" in 2-5 years.

You can cut down trees responsibly and renewably. Also there are many good text books already in existence within these schools that can last for many years.

Is it a good idea to supplement materials with iPads? Yes probably ok.

Every fucking kid does not need an iPad.
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Haha but have you seen how much paper is used in only one class? I agree no one needs iPads but schools will send textbook size packets home to every kid on the first day. That's already too much paper being used, not including all school work and homework. Something has to be done. I'm not saying give everyone iPads. Maybe put kids in a library all day instead of school would work.
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Re: Education being watered down to further destroy middle class!
It's actually a good idea. No more cutting down trees for all that paper. Idk if using iPads will be good but something has to be done about all the wasted paper.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 36296693


I disagree. Do you know what kind of resources go into making an iPad? I would assume a lot of non-renewable resources. Plus currnet iPads will be "out of date" in 2-5 years.

You can cut down trees responsibly and renewably. Also there are many good text books already in existence within these schools that can last for many years.

Is it a good idea to supplement materials with iPads? Yes probably ok.

Every fucking kid does not need an iPad.
 Quoting: numewenon


Haha but have you seen how much paper is used in only one class? I agree no one needs iPads but schools will send textbook size packets home to every kid on the first day. That's already too much paper being used, not including all school work and homework. Something has to be done. I'm not saying give everyone iPads. Maybe put kids in a library all day instead of school would work.
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I agree with that. kids should be using their memories more than paper. that is a big problem too. (maybe they need to go back to slates lol)

We live in a wasteful society. I think we need to use paper more responsibly, (also recycle it and such).

Every piece of paper used should be treated with respect and used to the max.

Anyhow, this thread is not really about that, it is more about the wtf involved in trying to make kids stupid.





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