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a teacher can tell you in 20 minutes what might take you a month to figure out by yourself.

A teacher who is obstinate in pressing mistaken notions on students can also undo in twenty minutes a month of the students gaining correct understanding by themselves.

What in-person teachers plainly provide better than online teachers is baby-sitting. What they usually do with more regulatory acceptance than online teachers is provide seat-time credentials.

See

http://learninfreedom.org/School_obsolete.html

for some critiques of school from the same era as the submitted article.




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