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The Future arrives - six years late

Way back lost in the mists of time (the early 70s) I read a book called "School in the year 2000", and an image has stuck with me ever since, that of virtual classrooms where teachers had a row of TV screens showing the pupils rather than rows of desks. Anyway, something similar is happening now, apparently.

All of the research I've seen suggests that average home schooled children outperform average schooled children in terms of qualifications, but my chief concern is that such an environment is rather isolating and is unlikely to speed childrens' social development.

Still, an interesting development, and should it catch on the scope for cost savings are enormous, quite apart from freeing urban traffic from 4x4s / Volvo estates with one little prince or princess sitting in the back....
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