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When can technology bridge the educational divide


Gadgets and software on its own will not improve education, EdSurge reports. While 21st century technology promises to help students develop a wider, more accessible breadth of knowledge, just putting tech in our schools is not enough to “level the playing field.”  Instead our structural and pedagogical realities run smack into conflict with our hopes for equitable access. I see some daunting–but not impossible–hurdles before technology can truly help all our students in equitable ways. The changes we need starts with our mindset. It also includes facing up to the prolonged inequities between our most affluent schools and our most underfunded ones. The schools with the most need in their communities should get more funding than those with less–starting with more guidance counselors, expert teachers, and resources…

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