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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

NY Voters Approve $2Billion Boondoggle

Posted as a comment on Bloomberg News
Stephen Krashen
November 5, 2014
"N.Y. Voters Approve $2 Billion Borrowing for School Technology," means voters have bought into the largest boondoggle in history. The computer companies make huge profits and take no risk. 
There is no evidence that "laptops, high-speed broadband and interactive white boards" will help students., and it is certain that most of the technology will be obsolete by the time it is installed.
Taxpayers will pay for the brave new technology, and if it doesn't result in improvement, teachers will be blamed. There will then be calls for more and newer, "improved" technology. In the meantime, there is no funding for the essentials.
A clear case of "take from the needy, give to the greedy."
Posted on http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-05/n-y-voters-approve-2-billion-borrowing-for-school-technology.html#disqus_thread

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:49 PM

    That 2 billion could have been used to reduce class size, hire more counselors, or build more classrooms. (You know, all things that are PROVEN to help education)