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  •  For what it's worth.. (6+ / 0-)

    I am not a professor, but I do teach in a shop at a university. In the almost nine years I have been there I have watched the students go through our theater scene shop, and I have watched the critical thinking skills and the math skills drop almost to non-existent. A couple of years ago I had to teach students fractions and refresh some of their geometry skills. In the last semester we have had a wave of youngsters come through that cannot read a tape measure or a ruler....  It is as if the world is flat, and measuring devices fell off the edge. Suddenly there is a language barrier. It is surreal.

    We knew this was coming, it's been discussed, and no one blames the teachers. It's scary though.

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