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Unless history lessons start being 'tweeted' to ignorant people like the examples named in this article, do not expect anything to change.
History means nothing to them; They can't read nor comprehend what history was about; And unless the names of the people and places in history, are given the encrypted language used for texting and tweeting, they'll never be able to pronounce them.
High school could be conducted by 'tweeting' lessons and lectures, and get more attentive participation. This could save billions of expenditures for school crossing guards, busses, lunches, classrooms, school security, etc. And home work would be enjoyable!
But, teachers and lecturers would need to learn the 'texting' language to be able to communicate effectively with their students. And I'm sure Teachers Unions would balk at any 'education' for their members.
Since testing is the preferred method of determining student achievement, testing could be conducted, periodically, at the nearest community center. No change to achievement standards needed.
It would not be that different from TV classes held in auditoriums like was started when I was in high school.
I'll have to jot down this idea and present it to the local school board. I know it'll be good for a laugh, at least. But, you never know.