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Tennessee: Is a Computer a Teacher? Does a Student Have a Right to a Teacher? by Diane Ravitch

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Don't Miss this! 'Do the rights of Tennessee students to a public education extend into the right to have a 'live' teacher, and if so, does a computer program count? Those questions were posed to a state appeals court Tuesday during oral arguments in a case involving a Nashville student, Toni Jones, that could set a statewide framework defining school districts’ obligations to their students. 'The slippery slope so to speak is that if a teacher is not essential, then a school system can be offered entirely by computers. Students can be placed in a gymnasium and put a computer on a desk, and administrators can say, here is your teacher. And we’re going to have a hall monitor to keep you from acting up. That is basically what happened to Toni Jones. That’s not teaching.”

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