The New York Times, February 24, 1999

Several recently released studies indicate that efforts to bring technology and Internet connections to schools have overshadowed the need to train teachers on how to use all that technology.

One study found that less than five percent of technology dollars spent by schools goes to teacher training in technology, whereas the U.S. Dept. of Education recommends schools spend at least 30 percent of their budgets on such training programs.

Another study indicates that the problem isn’t helped by the fact that at least one third of education colleges say they are ill-prepared to adequately train pre-service teachers in education technology.