MindMachines.com representative’s comments called controversial by educator

MindMachines.com editor has received a response from an educator in response to press release advocating the use of light and sound machines in US schools.

The editor at MindMachines has received several emails regarding this story and the quotes given by our representatives, Fred Williams and Michael Landgraf.  As per our privacy policy we do not publish email addresses of respondents.

Posted are a sampling of the responses received:

RE:  “MindMachines.com Challenges Education Establishment to Adopt Light and Sound Machines to Boost Learning In US Private and Public Schools”

We really need to wake up.  Wake up America!  We used to be the envy of the world.  I do all I can with my students, but budgets are limited.  We need more good teachers!  I imagine a future where technology can help us bridge the gap, feel free to send me a light and sound machine to offer to my students!

Jennifer Gartner
Educator

RE:  “MindMachines.com Challenges Education Establishment to Adopt Light and Sound Machines to Boost Learning In US Private and Public Schools”

It is about time someone decided to do something about our crumbling education system.  It is a disgrace!  We should be on top of every list.

Mickie McIntyre
Concerned Mother

RE:  “MindMachines.com Challenges Education Establishment to Adopt Light and Sound Machines to Boost Learning In US Private and Public Schools”

Maybe the manfacturers of these devices would offer schools a large discount?  That would be nice.

Dave Waters
Middle School Teacher, Mathematics

 

RE:  “MindMachines.com Challenges Education Establishment to Adopt Light and Sound Machines to Boost Learning In US Private and Public Schools”

Um, since when did South Korea get higher test scores than us?  Pretty controversial to say that.

Jeff
Trenton,NJ
High School Physical Education Instructor

RE:  “MindMachines.com Challenges Education Establishment to Adopt Light and Sound Machines to Boost Learning In US Private and Public Schools”

This sounds like paranoia.  We are Americans and our education system is the best in the world.  I don’t believe that any other country is ahead of us academically.

William Buckley
Denver, CO

RE:  “MindMachines.com Challenges Education Establishment to Adopt Light and Sound Machines to Boost Learning In US Private and Public Schools”

I have never heard of light and sound machines before this.  I would like to know why they are practically unknown to the general public in the US and why other countries are using them.  It makes me worry that if other countries are using them to enhance their minds they will surpass us and we will decline.  Knowing so little about this subject is somewhat scarry.

Sherry Williams, Educator and Mom

 

RE:  “MindMachines.com Challenges Education Establishment to Adopt Light and Sound Machines to Boost Learning In US Private and Public Schools”

Your remarks are provocative and controversial.  While I do understand your intention to improve our schooling system I feel that pointing out our deficiencies is not the way to win us over.

Sincerely,

John MacDonald
Teacher 5th Grade, Kansas