Originally posted by Chris Cuilla
Do you really believe this?
Why is it that so many people believe that technology is somehow the cure for poor educational problems?
In the U.S. we have continued to pour more and more $$ into technological solutions in education, only to stagnate on actual educational progress.
I don't see anything written by me that was talking about America. If American kids are not utilizing the great education oportunities that they've been given and other countries would wish to have, then too bad for them. But technology isn't the problem. I don't know what the hell your talking about but technology does and have bettered america, it's the reason why you won't die at 50 it's the reason diseases are getting cured and treated, it's the reason you have straight teeth, it's the reason why babies don't always have to die, it's the reason I'm even talking to you right now. If you think everyone in the world embracing it for the greater good(the education of children) is somehow a bad thing or a stupid thing you have got to be fucking crazy.
What's hampering the education process isn't technology in the school system it's the lack of other things and cut backs to things like after school programs and the arts. Please tell me where I said that school systems need only embrace technology and nothing else to make the planet perfect.
But if you think giving kids in Africa and other third world regions a laptop and chance to learn where there usually is none and even if they had a school it'd be shitty and they'd all need to gather around 1 computer is idealistic and wrong, your fucking crazy.
Elementary school and highschool is free here, it isn't the same for them, they're oportunities aren't the same. You have no right to call me out for suggesting that third world countries get up to speed.
And while we're at it it has been proven that technology in thrid world countries does help.
But hey I guess myself and a multimillion dollar initiative are completely wrong. And so is Steve Jobs for wanting to chip in.