An Excellent Move

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4 Responses

  1. BubbyT says:

    I heard that it was going to go according to the amount each school gave out for scholarships, not necessarily per child, thus freeing up that amount for the schools to use for other things.

  2. Ori Pomerantz says:

    Education is one of the few places where we have, so far, failed to create significant productivity gains. In the fifties there was an attempt to change lectures to educational films, which failed spectacularly because education is not a passive process like watching a film.

    Would it be possible to provide at least some of kids’ education through interactive games? My four years old loves to learn shapes, letters, and numbers from http://www.nickjr.com. Creating such games is expensive, but it’s a one time expense, which can provide value to many children all over the world and for years. Teachers can only reach a limited number of children at a time.

  3. MP says:

    Ori, have your (or has your 4-yr-old) seen the J Site (http://www.j.co.il/) portion of Jacob Richman’s excellent site (http://www.jr.co.il/)? Most of it might be a bit too advanced for someone of that age, but perhaps in a year or two….

  4. Ori Pomerantz says:

    MP, thank you. I don’t think it’s graphical and exciting enough for my son, but I forwarded it to my wife, who is learning Hebrew.

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