I recently read a fun read titled, YourFlyingCarAwaits, by Paul Milo. It was full of predictions about what life would be like in the twenty-first century. One chapter dealt with how technological advances had already influenced education and which predictions made last century had or had not come true. After dealing with predictions made decades ago about what education and student knowledge and intelligence would be like in the twenty-first century, Milo presents some interesting developments.
“In fact, at least in America, academic performance is, by many estimates, worse today than it was a generation ago–and it’s certainly not true to say that the typical high school junior in 2009 (year book was published) would be considered as bright as the brightest of forty years ago.
“Nor has a university education become compulsory, although many more people attend college today than in the late 1960s. Ultimately, however, the progress…
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