June 11, 2012

Well there's your problem

"Is it still necessary for kids to learn their times table when they can pick up their iPhone and ask Siri what is 20 times 2?" asked Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Of course! Basic numeracy is available to everyone with a $500 phone and a $50/mo data plan!

June 11, 2012 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

In general, I am in favor of fewer school administrators.

June 11, 2012 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger The Sum of All Monkeys said...

I'm in favor of teaching critical thinking.

The sooner kids learn their school administrators are idiots the sooner they make the leap to learning their ruling oligarchs are idiots.

June 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM  

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