@tdorey Thanks for writing! Ah, for sure I agree that we want to empower children to take control of their learning. The part of that quote I was confused about is, why connecting them to the internet was the obvious best thing to do? Both
- engineering-wise (what internet?—HTTP, POP3, NNTP, IRC but also YouTube, Facebook, Mturk, porn, spam, viruses, bandwidth abuse/throttling, …?) and
- education-wise (here I'd ask you as the expert if/when internet supports which goals of education)?