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14. The New Homework

Students may be able to complete much of their learning in locations other than school buildings. They may be able to spend more time in the real world, may be able to complete investigations and explorations without sitting in classes and may be able to replace "busy work" with "just in time learning" of life-related lessons. Schools may be less about baby-sitting and custodial care.
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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the issues pages are those of the author, Jamie McKenzie. They are meant to stimulate thought and inquiry about issues and trends, but they do contain some speculation and projection about the future. The author cannot be held responsible if some predictions and trends do not materialize or continue, especially if readers attempt to reverse some of the more disturbing trends. Listing of articles to read should not be interpreted as endorsement of the contents, products or ideas by the author.

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