Will computers replace teachers? Will computers replace teachers? What are some facts?

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No, computers will never replace teachers.  Computers may reduce the number of teachers needed in some grades, but they will never replace all teachers.

Teachers are needed because computers will never (I think) have the sort of real intelligence that is needed to conduct effective lessons.  A computer can, of course, tell a student if her answer on a math problem is right or wrong, but it cannot figure out how best to show the student what her mistake is and to help her understand how to correct it.  This problem becomes even more pronounced when you start thinking about classes where the answers are not so black and white.  How will a computer conduct a discussion about the Tea Party in the United States or about anti-corruption activism in India?  It cannot.

Human beings are needed to be able to make the sorts of intelligent decisions that computers cannot make.  Therefore, computers cannot replace teachers.

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