November 1, 2012
In my Reason 24/7 RSS feed this morning was a link to an article about Ethiopian kids getting Motorola Zoom tablets. To keep this in perspective, these kids had NEVER seen a printed word. EVER, as had most of the adults in the village. In five months, with no outside instruction, the kids had not only taught themselves to read, they had hacked the devices and re-enabled the onboard cameras.
Makes you rethink our current educational system, doesn’t it.