Public support for school computers is so strong, a National Public Radio (NPR) poll shows, that citizens say they'd pay higher taxes to put more technology in the classroom. But at the same time, NPR found, the public doesn't see the lack of classroom computers as a top-tier problem for schools.
An overwhelming 81 percent of those surveyed said they would support placing more computers into classroomseven if it means higher taxes. But respondents also ranked "lack of computers and technology" near the bottom of a list of problems plaguing America's schools.
The telephone survey, headed by Mark Rosenbaum, NPR's education editor,