There's a very good reason. There are things kids need to know beyond fractions and how to dissect a frog, and since parents are doing a shitty job teaching kids those things, I see no alternative beyond having the school step in. Yes, parents SHOULD be teaching their kids certain things...but since they're NOT, going on about how things should be isn't real helpful. Until we have a way to make people be better parents, schools will have to do.Originally posted by: CADsortaGUY
I understand that. I have no problem with them teaching BASIC internet safety in a computer lab/class, what I question is this "need" to try to teach everything to everyone. There is no reason a school should be getting into all these other areas when they are failing at the basics...Originally posted by: jackschmittusa
Teaching about computers in school is is a given, just as they taught us the Dewey Decimal System to better use the library in my day.
Teaching about internet safety seems no different than the shop safety lessons we had before they let us loose in woodshop.