The Education Gap

Greg Beale
2 min readApr 1, 2024

“Forcing kids to sit still, book in hand, long enough to appreciate it, feels like throwing holy water on a possessed person. Books make them uncomfortable. Some kids look weighted down by their books, while others read with their foreheads on their desks and a book in their laps.

Most use their cell phones as a “bookmark” if we don’t look.”

Remember we are all Primates. The rush for electronic learning has forgotten this.” Sacramento Bee. I saw this Sacramento Bee article on the Sacramento Bee app and thought you’d be interested.

I’m a teacher: We are subconsciously training kids for an AI takeover.

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My view:

  1. We are not machines. Try as we might, two generations of computerization has not been caught up with yet. It will take many generations.

2. The outbreak of teen aged violence can be directly traced to violent computer games. The primate in all of us, yes apes, takes thousands of years to evolve.

3. We need regular teachers, and we need to take the iPhones away from the kids in class.

4. Research has shown that empathy and other areas of maturation are actually retarded by too much use of computers.

5. Right now I am writing this and my hands hurt…because of using my hands too much….my primate body has not even evolved to machine like endeavors. In short, I am not a robot.

6. Educators unite: DO NOT GIVE IN TO THE COMPUTER WORLD…YOUR CHILDREN ARE NOT CAPABLE OF DEALING WITH IT..

7. Finally, the aberrant behavior this piece talks about is the fault of machines. Why? Because the children and the teachers have not evolved….

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Greg Beale

Stanford grad, BA Political Science, MA from Sac State, Varsity Football Player, in public education as teacher, coach, athletic director, and administrator.