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Are teachers not as important as before?

With the development of technology,computers are widely used in the classroom.Some people assert that teachers are not as important sa before.
Do you agree with it?Please share your ideas .
PS:My emphasis is "not as important as before" but not teachers are not important now.

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    Jul 29 2012: I would argue that people labeled "teachers" are not as important as before. The "teacher" is no longer the only store-house of knowledge. The textbook is also no longer the only store-house of knowledge. Most information can be found from a quick search on the Internet.

    I would also argue that a GOOD teacher is as important as in the past. A good teacher will inspire you, change your perspective, teach you a process, or synthesize knowledge/experience/ideas in ways that the internet just can't do. I also think that some of these people are not labeled "teachers", but are instead co-workers, peers, parents/elders, etc. Some of them are also in the traditional role of "teacher".

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