The Push-Button Education of the future

There’s nothing more tragic that the failed promises of a better future.

This high-tech school of tomorrow is from the May 5, 1958 edition of Arthur Radebaugh’s Sunday comic, Closer Than We Think.

Caption reads:

Tomorrow’s schools will be more crowded; teachers will be correspondingly fewer. Plans for a push-button school have already been proposed by Dr. Simon Ramo, science faculty member at California Institute of Technology. Teaching would be by means of sound movies and mechanical tabulating machines. Pupils would record attendance and answer questions by pushing buttons. Special machines would be “geared” for each individual student so he could advance as rapidly as his abilities warranted. Progress records, also kept by machine, would be periodically reviewed by skilled teachers, and personal help would be available when necessary.

Source: paleofthefuture

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