Is there need for the American populace to be educated more than it is today?
Yes, unarguably so. Democracy can't survive with an uneducated populace.
The problem arises when we start thinking about how it might be done. Pouring more funding into the education establishment isn't working. It's just grafted off and wasted on social indoctrination with few to no real educational gains. Any employer will tell you that; he sees the products of our current dysfunctional education system all the time, and the quality trend continues downward. We need to do things differently.
Hmmmmm...educated or more applicable knowledge?. Lot's of people get an education but too much of it is useless filler. It's a crime that so many come out of college with a relatively useless education and a huge student loan debt.
There is definitely a need for people to be more educated than ever. While technology makes information accessible, it does not guarantee quality information, so individuals need to know how to sift through the mass amounts of information they receive daily from media sources to make decisions. While there has been many technological developments in education and a push for teachers to integrate media into both instruction and assessment methods, educators need a) more support from administrators and educational leaders, b) parent involvement and c) more resources. It is hard to teach students how to discriminate between sources online when there is one computer lab on campus for 2,000+ students to use. It also foils the plan when an educational program or method comes out that teachers can agree with and implement, but lawmakers--who are NOT educators--mandate other tasks and time constraints that disallow what is helpful to teachers and students. While students have access to technology and the Internet more than ever through computers, phones, video game systems and iPads, to name a few, they have few models to follow for HOW to use this information, what is safe and what isn't and what is trustworthy. They are overexposed and not guided. Teachers can attempt to guide students, but if parents, workplaces and the community around them in general don't model good tech manners, safety and savvy, teachers are rendered powerless.
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