Apr 4, 2011
More than 7,000 students in the Miami, Florida-Dade County Public Schools are enrolled in classes online – computers but no teachers – only a computer technician in the classroom.
What this really means is no education for these children. All children need a human being with the knowledge and skill to give them individual attention when they need it. That’s what teaching is. And a computer is no substitute for a teacher.
But Florida is using these e-classes, even placing some middle school students in them, because education officials claim the state lacks funding for sufficient teachers.
Florida, and every other state in the U.S., already has a horrendous education problem. In Florida, students leave high school so unprepared that only 50% of those entering college will actually complete a degree in six years. Only half!
School officials claim they don’t have enough money. Yes, they have money – which they spend on their own nice fat salaries and benefits, and on over-inflated contracts – for computers, text books, maintenance, building additions, etc. – given to their friends.
This future is no future for our children.