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Will budget cuts force ed-tech entrepreneurs to listen to teachers?
Scaling back on innovation in education will require ed-tech entrepreneurs to understand exactly which tools educators need
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: An annual survey from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) reveals that financial constraints continue to limit technology in schools.
CoSN senior consultant Denise Atkins-Shorey laments that districts may be forced to delay tech repairs due to lack of funding: “In the technology world, that’s a really dangerous piece, because if a piece of equipment were to fail and it’s no longer supported… there’s no replacement for it.”
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Although financial setbacks do pose legitimate concerns, they also provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to work closer with districts to improve learning while keeping costs down.
(Next page: Ed-tech entrepreneurs must understand their audience)