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Comment: Re:The Support and Training Issue (Score 1) 323

by Tarmus (#27040187) Attached to: Open Source In Public K-12 Schools?

Being able to use a computer, and being able to develop a strong curriculum and motivate children to learn are not related (unless you are a computer science teacher).

Welcome to 1985.

Instead of a pragmatic Education system like Germany, we tell all our little princes and princesses that they are super-special. So when our bell-curve comes out just like the rest of bell-curves throughout the history of mankind, we are somehow surprised?

It's because of this sort of thinking, and a lazy attitude about computers and their place in the classroom, that teachers themselves are now willing to just "get their tenure". After which, they then do nothing to further develop their skills and teaching methods. And the children (and in turn, us as a society) then reap the benefits of a mediocre education.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.

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