Every day, students file into a computer class at Surrattsville High School that is taught without computers, without enough textbooks, and with no permanent teacher, reports the Washington Post. The struggle to find a qualified computer teacher at the Prince George's County, Md., school, just a dozen miles from an education department that is investing millions in science and technology education, shows the basic problems that schools face even as school-reform rhetoric increases. A teacher who was supposed to teach the computer technology class has been on extended medical leave, and the school system has had trouble...

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