Somebody Has to Say It: Wikipedia vs school bozos
Recently I’ve been feeded by Seth’s post “The Wikipedia gap”.
Gosh! I’m fed up with the school bozos telling me that Wikipedia isn’t suitable for academic purposes! Teachers forbid to use it. They arguing that Wikipedia contains only surface knowledge. And they force us to write useless reports, reviews, etc. It’s all a trash. We spend hours trying to extract from the paper libraries right the same information we can find in Wikipedia in a seconds! And then pushing all this trash in a well-formed paper and getting your grade….Sorry, but it’s bullshit!
Education should be concentrated on giving students real, useful skills. Everybody these times can find information easily. Teach us how to select it more wisely, maybe. But do not force us wasting our time.
Teachers! To be a teacher is more an responsibility than a job. Think creative. Do good.