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Silicon Valley That Doesn't Compute
If you didn't already know Silicon Valley is home to many of the world's largest tech corportations and is an extremely high-tech business area. But instead of sending the children of CEO's, chief technology officers, executives, etc of Silicon Valley giants like Google, eBay, Apple, etc to a normal/ regular private school they send their kids to Waldorf. Schools nationwide have rushed and are rushing to supply their classrooms with computers- to become the technologically advanced in the county while Waldorf does not. In fact Waldorf a single screen is yet to be found, seeing that computers are not allowed at all. The school even frowns at the use of computers at home.
Throughout the article several parents who just happen to work for companies that just so happen to promote the use of technology see no contradiction by sending their children to Waldorf. And teachers say that their is no proof that computers/ the use of technology lead to better test scores. Students who graduated between the years of 1994- 2004, 94 percent of them got into prestigious/ top institutions like Oberlin, Berkeley, and Vassar. But this figure may not seem surprising to everyone considering that these students come from families who value education highly despite the cost (tuition at Waldorf is up to $24,400).
Talk about irony- I mean I swear guys that this article is hilarious especially when the parents start to talk. What do you think about technology in school? Like it? Hate it? Please leave a comment=http://!!! I think their is a time and place for computers and when an elementary school relies on Rosetta Stone to teach its students the language of their choice that's a problem (true story). I believe Waldorf's got the idea and other schools should follow in suit. Follow the link to the article so you can read- trust me it's really good: www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/technology/at-waldorf-school-in-silicon-valley-technologycan-wait.html
Citation: Richtel, M. (2011, 10 22). New york times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/technology/at-waldorf-school-in-silicon-valley-technology-can-wait.html?pagewanted=all
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