“In the final analysis, what technology requires is a substitution of technology for human labor. Computers will do a lot of what teachers do now.” Jumping forward in his chair, he lights up: “Technology is cheap. Labor is really expensive. Education has always been very labor intensive, so if our education system can substitute technology for labor and still provide kids with high quality education, then great!”
It does this everywhere. I got a computer etc. in the ’80s because it was that or hire a typist because I needed clean copy for clients and editors. (My newspaper had closed down, I no longer had a copy desk to clean things up, etc.) Was huge initial outlay I couldn’t afford. But necessary.
My newspaper, an evening sheet, was done in partly (largely?) by TV, in the ’70s. What’s to come, therefore, for teachers, many of whom will be priced out of the market, like bicycle-factory workers when that boomwent bust early in the 20th century?
Just in time for parishioners to pass the plate this weekend and raise funds for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are expected Tuesday to tighten guidelines for giving financial support to groups that empower the poor.
Tighten? From whose perspective? Not from that of Catholics and others who see anomaly in RC funding of groups that flout RC teaching.
Brachear’s “tighten” remains in her lede in this story — about reverting to the community-organizing bias of Catholic Campaign for Human Development decision-makers — but it’s gone from the online head, where the home-delivery hard copy “tighten” becomes “adjust.”
Catholic bishops adjusting guidelines for funding programs in campaign against poverty
is indeed more like it.
So somebody’s minding the store at the Trib, trying to save the day, though you can hardly blame the hard-copy editors for going with the lede in its head, “Catholic bishops tighten rules on aid for poor.”
Point? Why does Brachear thinks it’s a tightening when it’s a loosening — relaxing a ban on giving money to abortion-referring organizations and the like?