A startling new study shows that less than one-quarter of the teachers surveyed said they were prepared to use computers in their classrooms. The teachers who were surveyed said they weren't ready to cope with technology as part of their curriculum, and education officials and advocates are calling for more training measures.


"Teacher education and professional development programs are not addressing the realities found in today's classrooms," said Education Secretary Richard W. Riley.


A department survey of 3,560 teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms found that only one out of five teachers felt "very well prepared" to use computers in...

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