Educational technology would be the solution to mediocre academic performance only if the lack of educational technology were the cause. Somehow, however, John Milton managed to learn Latin, Greek, and Hebrew without an Ipad, as did thousands of other children far less gifted than he; generations upon generations have mastered algebra, geometry, and the rudiments of historical knowledge just reading from—gasp!—books!Our problems with education in America don't involve spending too little money, or a lack of technology. Check out the whole post.
The most important tools in the classroom are self-discipline, perseverance, and a desire to learn (or, failing that, fear of the consequences for not doing so).
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Incisive Comments on Education
There's an excellent post by Heather MacDonald at Secular Right.