How Humans Can Win the Race Against the Machines

Christopher Mims, writing for the Wall Street Journal:

It may sound paradoxical to use high tech to make modern schools resemble those of bygone eras. (Picture Socratic dialogues mixed with challenging, rather than rote, vocational training.)

But consider the alternative, which is what many public schools have drifted into: Curricula in which students are overwhelmed with homework and tests, as physical activity and extracurricular pursuits dwindle.

We should count ourselves lucky if the noise about technology “disrupting” education ends up killing our obsession with standardized testing.

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