Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer deserves to be.
If a teacher feels threatened by a computer – then that teacher really needs to take a good hard look at what and how they are teaching. being afraid of a computer is OK. No. Wait. That’s not OK either.
Come on. I mean really. Computers have been around for a while now – it’s time to stop viewing them as new-fangled anything and start treating them as tools. We don’t treat pencils and books that way (although it’s an interesting thought).
We are rapidly approaching the point where people who don’t know how to read and send email, look at things on the web (and even find some of them), and do basic word-processing are about as far out of touch with society as people who couldn’t read in the 1950’s.
Computers can not take the place of a GOOD teacher, but they sure can make great tools for them. They probably can take the place of a bad teacher.
That having been said, I’ll take a mediocre teacher that lets their students use the computer over a mediocre teacher who doesn’t ANY DAY.