Will this be the generation we look back and shudder at the lost opportunity? Advances in technology have provided such huge opportunities to reform education, the slow pace of change is enough to cause reformers of all stripes anxiety attacks. But often lost in the pressure to integrate new opportunities into the classroom is a dose of reality: new technology is great, but only if schools have the basic infrastructure. In our rush to bring about something new and better…
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Maybe the biggest cost of the recession has yet to be felt. As states have reeled from shrinking budgets, school budgets have taken a substantial hit. Most recently the Detroit school system has been in the news because of the dramatic $237m shortfall; it’s so bad, that at one point Detroit [was] ordered to close half Its Public Schools Amid Budget Crisis. Technology might not just be the key to solving this problem; it might be the only solution.