This quote from comments on an article on education reform in the USA chills me to the bone. It bespeaks such a profound misunderstanding of what constitutes true teaching and learning.
“One skilled teacher can effectively teach about twenty five students a day. With teaching software computers can teach more than twenty five million students a day. Computers can zero in on a learning problem from ten different directions and systemically work with a student until they exhibit an understanding of what is being taught. A human teacher cannot multitask and interact with each student with this kind of efficiency. What’s needed in education is not reform, it is acceptance of the reality that teachers are going to become room monitors. In today’s world that is reality, people in education know what needs to be done but cannot bring themselves to do it.”