extropians: Re: reforming education

Re: reforming education

Brian D Williams (talon57@well.com)
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 08:03:48 -0700 (PDT)

From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <retroman@turbont.net>

>> Maybe hyperlearning is the answer, instead of grades, you
>identify reading level, lower level students receive extra
>>classes, which means they have to stay in school longer, so
>>they're motivated to learn. At the lowest levels, require the
>>parents to come in for weekend classes with the kids..... The
>>idea being to raise all students to a specific proficiency
>> The good news is that hyperlearning systems are very cost
>>effective as software...
>> Give every kid a Thinkpad......

>I've often thought that this would be a good idea, that the
>savings alone in the reduction of future prison populations (at
>$50,000 per year per convict) would more than pay this investment

We agree on this...

>>I'm sure the National Education Association would really hate
>>this policy and that's pretty good evidence it's a good idea
>> I'm sure they would hate it, but we disagree as to why....

>Stupid is as union does....

Sorry Mike we don't agree on this one. The vast majority of scientists in this country are Union, and even the doctors are organizing now.... Every right you have in the workplace was won for all workers by the effort of Union labor.

Less than a block from where I sit typing this is Haymarket, where in the early part of this century Union organizers were framed, then murdered by the police to try to prevent the establishment of the eight hour workday.


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