"Fool's Gold" argues that money spent on technology in K-6 education could better be spent on other, more pressing concerns, such as eliminating the threat of lead poisoning in some urban school districts or paying for educational field trips.

According to Stanford University's Larry Cuban, a supporter of the Alliance for Childhood report, "There is no clear, commanding body of evidence that students' sustained use of multimedia machines, the internet, word processing, spreadsheets, and...

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