Thursday, March 12, 2009

Why Send Your Kids to School?

To get murdered? The Columbine High School massacre of April 20, 1999 was the first major outbreak of school shootings, apparently a social epidemic of our time, evidenced once again on March 11, 2009 in Winnenden outside of Stuttgart, Germany.

Classroom schools with congregations of vulnerable youth in it are the exposure point not only for all kinds of good and bad influences, but also the target for individuals gone mad in one form or another to make a point or make no point at all.

But why stay with that by-default arrived-at, cumbersome learning system? Why not teach students one-to-one the way olympians are being trained, or those preparing for tests are tutored? In today’s world, this is not only possible, but desirable, because one can connect to the world’s best teachers that way.

Which brings to mind the book, QGE=A, Quality Generic Education is the Answer. In it the author lays out how technology, and adjusting the prevailing teaching mode of operation, enables the learner to enjoy the best education at the least expense. As a side benefit, it keeps the student out of those dangerous places, and rather unaffected by other distractions and time wasters which are unavoidable in customary schools.

QGE=A, Quality Generic Education is the Answer by Win Straube. University Press of America.

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