Television vs. workbooks

From the archives: Posted on 20 Mar 1994

“Giving your children a superior education to that of most schools is easy. The only way I can think of to cheat your children out of an education equal to that of most schools is to let them watch TV all day. Even the workbook approach provides an education.”

Are you serious? Television is a wonderfully educational medium. How can you possibly compare the richness of television with workbooks, let alone compare it unfavourably? Good grief! What is the world coming to?

Or did I read that wrongly? Are you in fact agreeing with me that if one does not allow them to watch television, they might as well be in school? (ooops, sorry. Only joking – well – I think I am joking.)

Sarah Fitz-Claridge, 1994, ‘Television vs. workbooks’, https://www.takingchildrenseriously.com/television-vs-workbooks/