We have come a long way from a piece of chalk and a blackboard, but let’s not be so fast to replace teachers with technology (“Virtual schools,” editorial, Oct. 8).
If there are excess funds for education in Ohio, they should be distributed to school systems that are going to invest in our children’s social education as well as their technological training. There cannot be a price tag put on the value of knowing that today’s kids will receive a top-notch education as well as the social skills necessary to succeed.
Children should have every opportunity to learn in a structured, supervised online environment, but not at the cost of replacing our teachers and denying students the opportunity to develop social skills.
I am the proud parent and step-parent of a Rogers High School graduate and five Hawkins Elementary School students. I would not replace their education with a computer at any price.
Trickle-down theory is all wet
The trickle-down theory didn’t work in the past (“Ohio economic reports give mixed results,” Oct. 20). Times have changed.
Trickle-down fooled us once. Politicians shouldn’t insult us by calling the policy by another name.
Remember the old Uncle Sam?
Hooray for the good old days, when Uncle Sam lived within his income and without most of ours.
Despite critics, keep publishing
Reading the Oct. 24 Readers’ Forum, I see how some days you just can’t win (“Caption shows anti-Romney bent,” “Blade shows a pro-Romney bias”). You were scolded by both sides of political thought about the same news article.
I am sure I am not the only individual who appreciates your efforts. I’ll be waiting for tomorrow’s edition to be on my doorstep.
I hope your publication does not go the way of Newsweek magazine, which is discontinuing its print edition.
Is Cold War loser now the winner?
President Obama said in the last debate with Mitt Romney that the Cold War has been over for 20 years (“Obama, Romney spar subtly over foreign policy in debate,” Oct. 23). The next day, a Russian spacecraft was launched to deliver an American astronaut to the International Space Station.
We no longer have a space program. So who won the Cold War?