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Published: Friday, Nov. 16 2012 10:00 a.m. MST

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tabuno
Clearfield, UT

While on the Salt Lake City Board of Education back in the late 80s I authored a report and submitted it to the Board warning that technology will likely impact education and create a two-class system of education, those students whose families could afford the technology and those that couldn't. With the continuing increase in unlimited data plans per month and the cost of the equipment, the disparity between the haves and have nots will increase and based on this article so to will the disparity in the educational achievement of students who have and have not. Unless steps are taken to provide equal opportunity and easy access to the Internet, there will be a generation who will suffer because of society's oversight of the impact of technology on our children's education.

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

Well said tabuno. This is the basis of my comment as well but not so well put without any access to data and infromation of how its all done and kept from the public.

As long as you have the right puppet-master with subject and predetermined goal of perceived expectations and testing those expectations then this accusation that technology is beneficial will always be true. They can adjust and change goals and expectations to meet results up or down and this is the extreme they have achieved in education with no forward looking improvement. College graduates are illiterate and can't do simple math or science and this is supposed take us into the future?

The next step with this kind of plan will be to implant cell phones in the head so individuals can be programed on a daily bases of their assigned tasks and imply it as an educated student.

The problem with current technology, its already 40 years old and new students aren't educated enough to improve on it and they have already stagnated themselves and education with what they have, illiteracy and lost direction.

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