Homogenized Hell in a Digital Cauldron of Solipsism Soup
"In ten years 50% of all high school courses will be taken on-line." This is the prediction of an observer of the current American education scene.
This would be nifty and efficient and cost-containing if it weren't for one thing that everyone knows who has attended High School: The Musical or high school: the real thing :
High School isn't simply an "information delivery system".
It is sooooooooo much more:
A mating-ground; a meeting-ground; a meaning-ground, among other things.
I can just see it now: Five million kids in front of lap-tops, sitting at their kitchen tables assiduously absorbing the content of a national curriculum: click by click.
Standardized students studying for standardized tests to enter a standardized society , all in the capsule of their own kitchen campuses.
Homogenized hell in a digital cauldron of solipsism soup.
Double! Double! Toil and trouble . . .
And now, the rest of the story: