Q What about the “seat time” rule, which makes students spend a required number of hours in a classroom, rather than learning partly online?Read the rest of the article here, on this rag that calls itself a newspaper.
A [We’re] trying to move the state away from its ridiculous seat-time requirement, the featherbedding requirement for teachers, meaning you have to have a teacher in order to get credit.
As long as a kid can knock down algebra, why should we worry about the magic ingredient and how he got it?
I read this in disbelief.
CLASSROOMS ARE NOT NECESSARY! TEACHERS ARE NOT NECESSARY!
How can these words be coming out of the mouth of the Chancellor of NYC Schools? How perposterous! Kids need to learn in an environment with other children. They need to work together and to learn together. They need teacher explanations. They need a human touch. They need this all the time!
What this city does not need is a chancellor who knows nothing about education. He's te one that should be replaced by a computer. As long as the school system is beign ruined anyway, why should we worry about the magic ingredient that is causing its damnation?