Tuesday, July 23, 2013

No proof technology boosts achievement (original title: Technology boondoggle)

Published in the Orlando Sentinel, July 25, 2013
Regarding the article "Common Core test costs: Less than current FCAT expenses, estimates show (but that doesn't include needed technology, other factors," July 22). 
The "needed technology" is the problem: It is a boondoggle that will never end – billions to make sure all students are connected to the internet with up-to-date computers, followed by billions for constant upgrading, billions for constant replacement of obsolete equipment, and billions more for the never-ending new technologies. Moreover, there is no evidence that the brave new technology is "needed," no evidence that it will result in better student achievement. 
Stephen Krashen

article: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/blogs/school-zone/os-common-core-test-costs-less-than-current-fcat-expenses-but-that-doesnt-include-needed-technology-est-20130722,0,1280700.post

1 comment:

  1. Goodness, will someone please tell John Deasy this? The reckless spending on iPads is going to do so much harm to schools and no good whatsoever.