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"What I have found," said Mr. Goldman, "is that the students will watch the screen with more intensity than they ever will when they're reading a book."
Schools are not necessarily the best places for learning. They are too prone to detach knowledge from its uses, thereby not only impairing motivation but also fundamentally distorting learning. Beyond accumulating facts, education means acquiring both an understanding of how the world works and the ability to learn the principles and skills required at a given time.
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