Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Computers make school kids dumberer

I've always felt that PCs aren't needed in the public schools at all. Never mind the cost (oy! the cost!). I believe they reduce a student's ability and desire to study things in depth, and lead to a reliance on Google for research. No research or critical thinking skills are learned when the Internet is relied on for everything.

Now comes a study that confirms my long-held convictions about computer use in schools in the areas of math and reading:
"those who used school computers several times a week performed 'sizeably and statistically significantly worse' in both maths and reading."

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