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LTTE: Disagrees that computers in elementary schools is counterproductive

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The year is 2020 and we have 20-20 hind-sight vision of a world completely changing into a global network of people quarantined in their homes, using computers to communicate, to work and learn, to order deliveries, to shop and bank, and basically function … things that people couldn’t do in 1918 during the influenza pandemic.

Just a month ago, Gayland Gump submitted the following, well-thought and well-written opinion about the use of computers in elementary schools. He said that the use of them were counter-productive to their education.

With all due respect to Mr. Gump, now that the children have been sent home and will be given computer-generated curriculums, rather than after-school activities, do you now see the value of teaching computer literacy at an early age?

Yes, spring is in the air and fortunately we can go outside, plant a garden, learn from nature, spend time with our immediate family, play musical instruments, read books write and create, and center ourselves with whatever is important.

But thank goodness we live in a era of high-tech, with internet, phones, and delivery services. This is helping us all get through the global pandemic and gives us hope and opportunity to learn. Thank-goodness the children have been introduced to computers at school so that they can use them at home!

Beth Marsau

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