It’s Only What Millenia of Schooling Suggests

As someone who has often heard the hoo-hoo-hoeey of progressive, anachronistic educational theory for a living, I find articles like Heather Macdonald’s – shooting the truth straight, no chaser – to be hilarious:

Educational technology would be the solution to poor academic performance only if the lack of educational technology were the cause of that poor performance.

Somehow, however, generations of students have mastered algebra, geometry, and the rudiments of historical knowledge just by reading — wait for it! — books.

All the geniuses in educational theory keep saying that our children need more laptops, Ipads, and smartboards to increase their learning, except that historical record and up-to-date date suggest otherwise.

As Macdonald points out, somehow, with only reading books, students of the past have still learned how to build such modern technological wonders. School have always run on teachers, books, pens, paper, and students. Until now, that’s all we’ve ever had. That’s all we really need.


About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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