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Needed: Citizens with judgment

The Internet philosophy, Larios explained, «is that all information, correct or incorrect, is available; schools must produce citizens with judgment. The role of the teacher is to guide children to think rationally. We hope that computers will be the Trojan horse that brings modernization to our education system.» As the educational process is being transformed from its present state, problems are sure to arise. International experience has shown that these are mainly related to the role of the teacher in the classroom and control of the class. «By 2000 in California, teachers were obliged to have a mailing list for every pupil. Often, a pupil would post a question at 8 p.m. and by 8 a.m. the best student in the class would have posted a better answer than the teacher. That brought the teacher’s role and prestige into question,» said Karounos.