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Saturday, September 11, 2004
  Apollo Tutoring
I came across an interesting piece on revamping our education system by Adrian Apollo. Here's a small part of it:
Imagine President Bush announcing the beginning of a new campaign trip, whereupon he waves, turns and then hops on the back of the Beverly Hillbillies' old jalopy. Or picture Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking past the television cameras in their space suits for the first trip to the moon and everyone applauds as they climb aboard a biplane built by the Wright brothers.

Bill Gates didn't strike it rich by working with mechanical adding machines, and Dale Earnhardt didn't become famous by racing one of those tall, old-fashioned bicycles.

All that sure sounds ridiculous, yet most every morning kids wake up and are sent to schools run in much the same way that schools were run a hundred or more years ago.
When most kids lived on farms, they attended one-room schoolhouses. Later, when the population demographics shifted and most people lived and worked in cities, our current system was developed. Now that we are transitioning into the Information Age, we are overdue for another educational overhaul.
Read on...

 
 POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 2:07 PM


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