The Valpo Core Reader

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Argument Essay

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One of the bitter controversies in today's society concerns the use of computers in the lower levels of our educational system. On one side, computer advocates proclaim that our educational system needs to be recreated and reconstructed with computers so that our children will gain the knowledge needed to survive in our computerized society. On the other side, their opponents vehemently deny that computers are of any necessity in today's educational system and claim that with such a great emphasis on computers, the people of our society will soon become impersonal and antisocial. Which side is right? Should either one of the extremes be employed or should a point of equilibrium be found between the two? The latter would be the best choice. Computer usage in our educational system will serve its best purpose if a common ground, a point of equilibrium, can be found between the two extremes.