My son is looking at high schools. He has visited two of five schools so far, and it strikes me with each visit that what excites him most makes me wary.
After the first: “I could go to Chipotle every single day for lunch!”
And…“everyone carries their phones around everywhere, even into class!”
After the second: “I only saw one device that wasn’t an Apple product!”
And… “no one uses their lockers because there are no textbooks. They’re totally digital!”
And then when I walked into the old library, there wasn’t a single book. The tour guide said, ”When we realized that only three books were checked out one entire year, we turned the library into a resource center.”
Schools with no books. Makes me sad.