Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Professor R2

Lazy Florida Schools Replace Teachers With Computers

For decades parents have been criticized for leaving their children to sit in front of the television. They use the television as an electronic babysitter. The child can sit there and view a movie or TV show and the parent can perform household tasks or do other things without having to worry about or interact with the child.

Now schools in Florida have realized this is a good idea and have started parking children in front of computers. Computers don’t cost much after the initial investment. Computers are very patient; they don’t care how many times they have to repeat the same information before the child learns the lesson. Computers provide the same training to every child no matter who they are because they can only do what they are programmed to do, nothing more.

While some training is done best on a computer, teaching someone to type for example, in my opinion most training is done much better when the child can interact with a real human being. Children spend too much passive time in from of television, texting and working on computers now without the schools using computers as a substitute for teachers. Teachers need to teach our kids, not the machines; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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