Monday, September 5, 2011

Technology is not a Magic Bullet

NYTimes: "In a nutshell: schools are spending billions on technology, even as they cut budgets and lay off teachers, with little proof that this approach is improving basic learning."

Of course there's proof: “This is such a dynamic class,” Ms. Furman says of her 21st-century classroom. “I really hope it works.”

What more proof do you need?

And then there's this: "Last summer, the district paid $500,000 to CCS to replace ceiling-hung projectors in 400 classrooms. The alternative was to spend $100,000 to replace their aging bulbs."

2 comments:

  1. Spending $500K instead of $100K? Some would call that "stimulus"!

    ReplyDelete