A recent report provides a scathing look at the use of computers in today's elementary school classrooms—and it's drawn some high-profile supporters.

"Fool's Gold: A Critical Look at Computers in Childhood," prepared by the Alliance for Childhood, calls for a prompt, national moratorium on the use of computers in elementary schools, except for aiding children with learning disabilities. The Alliance says that a reliance on computers is pulling students and teachers away from an


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