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> Will Wikipedia Replace Your Kid's Teacher?, The “Blue Screen Of Death” For Education
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post Thu 15th March 2012, 9:42pm
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Good video, but I don't think anyone is blaming Wikipedia for for-profit online education and charter schools eating into public education budgets. It's mostly the diminished tax base, due to people's lack of understanding that the peak of the Laffer curve is about 84%, and corporate tax abuses which have made public funding of anything a farce.

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Here is a more detailed explanation from the International Monetary Fund regarding Art Okun's 36 year old mistake which caused this problem by forming the basis of supply side trickle-down economics (Chart 4 is particularly informative.) Here's why it took so long to correct the error, from MIT.

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post Sat 7th July 2012, 2:56am
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post Wed 11th July 2012, 6:06am
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QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Tue 8th March 2011, 6:35am) *

Obama has been hanging out with Bill and Melinda Gates cthulhu.gif , and other persons who really care about education. Their consensus seems to be that all those people who said that a high student-to-teacher ratio was harmful were wrong, and that we can really think about getting rid of a lot of those teachers and replacing them with on-line instruction. With increasing emphasis on drill-and-grill and other regressive educational techniques, does this not put Wikipedia in more significant role as an educational [ahem] resource?


Yep... but Wikipedia may be taken as a unregulated site &/or unreliable.
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post Wed 11th July 2012, 8:46am
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Wikipedia may be taken as a unregulated site &/or unreliable.

I think we here all know as much. What of others? Do they really realise?
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