Thursday, July 20, 2006

(Non) Funding of Technology in US Schools

From the Chronicle of Higher Education Wired News blog, July 19, 2006:

Taking a Stand for Classroom Tech
Michael Feldstein of e-Literate points to an "extremely important" article at eSchool News that paints a dismal picture of the United States’ commitment to classroom technology:
In Britain, it’s estimated that half of all classrooms will be outfitted with interactive electronic whiteboards by the end of this year. In Mexico, every fifth and sixth grade classroom is expected to have a computer, printer, interactive whiteboard, and projector by November.

And here in the United States, Congress is poised to eliminate millions of dollars in federal ed-tech funding at the request of the president.


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