School districts are routinely being overcharged by at least $3 billion on ed-tech products, including hardware and software, each year--the equivalent of 54,000 first-year teacher salaries, according to a new study from the Technology for Education Consortium (TEC).
The study on ed-tech purchasing reveals schools spend an estimated $13.2 billion on ed-tech products each year. This includes $4.9 billion on hardware such as tablets, laptops and desktops, along with $8.38 billion on instructional and non-instructional software and content.
The authors note that a lack of price transparency makes it difficult for districts to find cost-efficient options to fund their technology initiatives, resulting...
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