Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
It's completely broken.
Not when they don't have Internet access until the teacher allows it.
You can't pay them to be better qualified. You can't teach passion.
So how do you plan on making the teachers learn better?
And you think this implies what?
First off, stop thinking like a shareholder and start thinking like a responsible adult who looks out for the future of this country.
Second, all Apple is trying to do is switch oligopoly business model of the publishers into a monopolistic business model with it being the sole driver. That would make the business even worse than it already is. (But for shareholders like you , you wouldn't give a damn).
Third, passion in learning CAN be instilled in kids. Develop new and "fun" ways of teaching the usually "boring" materials. Make kids apply the things that they learned to every day lives.
Fourth, are you going to shut off the internet access for grown up college aged students?
Good luck with that one when they are the ones paying the tuition.
Fifth, decrease in standardized tests, at least partially, indicates that more use of technology in the field of education has distracted many of these kids from achieving their best. Teaching styles and number of teachers have not changed over the years. Kids still attend the same amount of hours in school as kids from the past. The same teacher unions still exist today. That leaves money and technology as the only variables left that has actually changed.
Lastly, when 60% of the math and science college majors in the US are from foreign countries, that tells you something about the serious competitive problem that the US has.
Sooner or later, the majority of the people running the high tech businesses in this country will be foreigners. If not, many of the future companies wont even be based in the US. Thus, later the US's competitive edge will falter.