Is Public School Obsolete?Submitted by vinceableworld on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 07:15
If I need to expand on why I believe the answer to this question is yes... I will, however it seems pretty obvious to me.
Most of us here know that the internet is better than television because your education on the internet is INTERACTIVE - you choose the subjects, you ask the questions and you learn how to find out what the answers are.
With a TV you're just basically sitting on the couch being programmed 24-7. When you consider the potential of subliminal technology on top of that... it just makes sense to throw your TV out the window (just don't hurt anyone with it).
So with schools/education, is it time to bring up the elephant in the room? The internet, IMO, makes public schooling obsolete. All that is really required for children in this modern age is a social setting where they begin to ask questions... and a parent at home who cares for them and can point out where to go for the answers.
I would hope most here would overwhelmingly agree that the debate over teachers salaries/unions & the Federal Department of Education is simply the wrong debate. We need to decide if education even requires the hand of the federal, state or even local "governments" involved anymore to be just as effective.
I'm sure most here also agree that education in this country is IN-effective in it's current state - so the above statement is not saying much!