"Luckily for Rip, if he needed to relax, there’s one place he could go to immediately feel at home: school. The average schoolroom of 2017 would feel shockingly similar to the schoolroom of 1917: a welcome relief for any confused time traveler. But as Rip started learning more about the modern world, the schoolroom wouldn’t relax him for very long."
"Why, he might ask, hadn’t a century of progress changed how children are educated?"
This is the argument that is used to push for self-directed learning, that is, tying every child to a digital device. It is important to see through the argument and to know that there are good reasons why some things do not change.