“ Students today can’t prepare bark to calculate theirproblems. They depend upon their slates which aremore expensive. What will they do when their slate isdropped and it breaks? They will be unable to write.” – Teachers Conference, 1703
“Students today depend uponpaper too much. They don’t knowhow to write on slate withoutgetting chalk dust all overthemselves. They can’t clean aslate properly. What will they dowhen they run out of paper?” – Principal’s Association, 1815
“Students depend toomuch on ink. They don’tknow how to use a penknife to sharpen a pencil.Pen and ink will neverreplace the pencil.” – National Association of Teachers, 1907
“Students today depend upon store bought ink. Theydon’t know how to make their own. When they runout they will be unable to write words or ciphers untiltheir next trip to the settlement. This is a sadcommentary on modern education.” – The Rural Teacher, 1929
“Students todaydepend upon theseexpensive fountainpens. They can nolonger write with astraight pen and nib(not to mentionsharpening their ownquills). We parentsmust not allow themto wallow in suchluxury to thedetriment of learninghow to cope in thereal business world,which is not so
“Ball point pens willbe the ruin ofeducation in ourcountry. Studentsuse these devices andthen throw themaway. The virtues ofthrift and frugalityare being discarded.Business and bankswill never allow suchexpensive luxuries.” – The Federal Teacher, 1950
“Students today depend too much on thehand-held calculators.” – Anonymous, 1985
Today we still use pens, pencils,and calculators. Now we havecomputers which make our liveseven easier and I’m sure that nomatter what changes happen inthe future someone willcomplain about it.
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