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There will never be a replacement for a real person teaching someone or a class. Never. Unless of course someone designs some sort of device that plugs straight into your brain and you "download" the data

That being said this will be a good resource for reviewing what you have been taught.

As for the subject of teachers:

Anyone who says teachers don't get paid too little either lives in a country where A. Teachers do no work or B. Teachers are paid appropriately but C. Has no clue what it's like being a teacher .

Teachers aren't paid nearly enough. The amount of paperwork teachers have to do these days is absurd, not to mention keep up with constant regime changes, no paid overtime for the hours they have to put in after school and at the weekend, not nearly enough non-contact time and the general disrespect towards them not just from the students, but from the parents and from the upper management. It's a wonder anyone survives being a teacher. I've seen people go into depression from teaching.
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Yay, lets let the teachers be even lazier!

Stupid idea.
Ok, teaching doesn't pay very well, so I find it a great idea.
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in canada teachers can make upto 120k per year...
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in canada teachers can make upto 120k per year...
Yeah, but Canadian dollars...

Oh wait, that is awesome.
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it helps me with calculus... esp when i see through the semester...
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in canada teachers can make upto 120k per year...
teacher pay depends heavily on their education, location and district's wealth. the average pay of teachers is still low imo.
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A friend of mine asked me the other day if you could fix and/or reinvent the education system in America to make it competitive/#1 again, what would you do?

I took about an hour to think about it. Science and higher maths, simply put, need to be discovered or realized on an individual basis. This is virtually impossible to do it en masse but incorporating more hands-on explanations and interactive lessons that don't let the student move on till they understand is a step in the right direction. I also highly disagree with guided note taking. These days teachers just write up notes and have students copy them down to use for study. This is sooo wrong. You're setting them up to know the answers you're going to put on the test. You'd think this would help scores but all it does is turn off the excitement of discovery. It turns off the passion of learning something new as one's own accomplishment.
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Yay, lets let the teachers be even lazier!

Stupid idea.
KA isn't going to replace actual teaching. I think it has the potential to be a good resource though.

It's a shame that I won't be in school anymore by the time it reaches maturity; I would have liked a good internet resource for common school topics a couple years back.
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While I believe KA is very helpful, I dont think it should ever supplement for learning. Great teaching is just so much better then online videos. In my opinion, Great Teaching>KA>Bad Teachers.

I have had so many bad teachers that just dont know what they are doing and it can be awful. Chemistry is a good example for me... I can not for the life of me grasp what my Chemistry teacher as of right now is trying to teach me. However, I remember having teachers back in junior high/middle school that would teach general science classes and would actually have me understand chem and I enjoyed it a lot.
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My mum is a teacher, and trust me they need that extra time off from work. It's a stressful job, and there's lots of after hours work to do.

And no, they don't get paid enough.
It's a public service job. They make more than enough. More money is just incentive for people who just want money to take the job. You can live just fine on $30-40k usd a year. If you want to live better that or have things that require more money than that then maybe you don't care as much about teaching as you do your personal wants and desires. If it's not a public service job then you're talking about instructors of private institutions such as colleges where the instructors and professors make a substantial amount more. If you're complaining about your money then you're no longer in it for the job and probably shouldn't have to begin with. This is the problem with the quality of eduction in our world. People have grown to care more and worry more about the money than the job. The right people aren't in the right jobs anymore.
 
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