|tudents today can't prepare bark to calculate their problems. They depend on their slates which are more expensive. What will they do when their slate is dropped and it breaks? They will be unable to write!"
|Teachers Conference, 1703
|tudents today depend upon paper too much. They don't know how to write on slate without chalk dust all over themselves. They can't clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?"
|Principal's Association, 1815
|tudents today depend too much upon ink. They don't know how to use a pen knife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil."
|National Association of Teachers, 1907
|tudents today depend upon store-bought ink. They don't know how to make their own. When they run out of ink they will be unable to write words of ciphers until their next trip to the settlement. This is a sad commentary on modern education."
|The Rural American Teacher, 1929
|tudents today depend upon these expensive fountain pens. They can no longer write with a straight pen and nib (not to mention sharpening their own quills). We parents must not allow them ot wallow in such luxury to the detriment of learning how to cope in the real business world, which is not so extravagant."
|PTA Gazette, 1941
|all point pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The American virtues of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks willnever allow such expensive luxuries."
|Federal Teacher, 1950
|tudents today depend too much on hand-held calculators"
|literally had to go to libraries and turn the pages."
|The Northeastern Voice, 1994
|Tom Seidenberg (Eisenhower High School, Yakima Washington)
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