Wed May 4 19:14:27 EDT 2011
Chimp Channel than doing homework under the proposed plan. Last week's
cover story for US News & Report, "Why Computers Fail As Teachers," even
cited child experts saying as much, arguing that kids 7 and under are
probably better off watching TV than playing computer.
Which reminds me, for an EXCELLENT critique of computer use in early
education, see "The Computer Delusion" from Atlantic Monthly
For fear of boring everyone not in New York (and besides, I want to go
watch LA Confidential...) , I'll spare you the details of the New York
plan, some of which you can find in this less-than-stellar Village Voice
However, those curious to know more should email me and I'll gladly add you
to our "action" list. Also please:
--> Call School Board President William C. Thompson, Jr. at (718) 935-3300
and tell him you want to know more about this "Cyberspace" Deal! Let him
know your concerns about the commercialism of education. Demand full public
hearings and ask that approval of the business plan be delayed until the
public can give feedback.
--> Come to these School Board meetings
(110 Livingston in Brooklyn):
* Wed. Sept. 27, 1-3 p.m.
* Wed. Oct. 18, 6 p.m.
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