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originally posted by: Bigbrooklyn
Any ideas on what to do with millions of teachers? a reply to: JAGStorm
originally posted by: IAMALLYETALLIAM
a reply to: JAGStorm
What a sad state of affairs that would be, kids these days are already having enough problems navigating the big bad world, imagine the detrimental consequences of then isolating them in front of screens for a further 7-8 hours a day.
So many rites of passage and social skills developed by attending school that prepare you for the world at large.
I believe it will most likely be giant open buildings with 1,000’s of students looking at a projector screen and 100’s of teacher aids getting paid minimum wage to pay attention to students. Instead of multiple teacher positions at every grade level you only need one actual teachers. That will probably be the beginning of the end.
originally posted by: HalWesten
I spent eighteen years in a public school as a support staff member and I can tell you with no reservations that kids would be better off learning online than with a good 60-70% of teachers employed by public schools. Yes, from my observations and having two kids go through that school system most of those teachers were more concerned about how many paid staff days off they got and how much more money they could bargain for than how they could help kids excel. And most of those teachers made more than the average. They aren't hurting in this district. But the kids are and that's why I believe more kids will be home-schooled and will also be taught online than ever before in the coming years. Socials skills? Gosh, I don't know... neighborhood kids/friends maybe? 4H? Scouts?
I don't know too many types of business that are run like schools are, except maybe prisons. In the average workplace you aren't in close groups of 20-30 for an hour, then moved to another for an hour, then another, then all congregated in a lunch room for twenty minutes, then an afternoon of the classroom shuffle. Real jobs aren't like that. Once the initial base education is taught, life skills need to be prioritized instead of some of the crap they're teaching now.
Yeah, I'm upset with how education has changed, but I saw it every day for a long time. I'm glad I'm out now, life is better in the real world.
I don't know too many types of business that are run like schools are, except maybe prisons.