posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 08:20 AM
reply to post by FortAnthem
My children's school here in Perth, Western Australia is likewise considering this move and there is healthy debate amongst the teachers and parents
at the meetings held to discuss same.
I must say mate, I am a little concerned about this move (my daughter reads very evening anyway) because, in my opinion, our kids are not as focused
on the elementary aspects of learning these days. Not only my kids but many students at their school show an indifference towards subjects like Maths,
Science, Social studies and English and homework, where once was assisted by encyclopaedias and "their life experiences" is now done by google.
After reading LUXUS's
thought-provoking thread yesterday about dumbing down reality,
I'm just a little concerned that our kids are going to be ever so reliant on technology and not their own brains.
You and I had to go through the fire and I'd like to think we turned out OK but we were lucky to escape the "google-fest" that currently permeates the
thinking of this generation we speak of. For me, homework is a way of ensuring I, as a parent, get to weigh-in on my child's education and when I am
home from sea I WEIGH IN heavily - and on many occasions taking the teachers to task the following morning.
Just my 2c.
S&F so I can discuss this at the next parent/teacher night in a few weeks
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