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Federal education official says technology, early learning can unlock a child's potential

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 3, 2014 8:07 a.m.

    @Owen:

    * Perhaps knee-jerk comments will promote more public awareness.
    * More than enough money has been invested for education. Just need wiser management of it.

  • Owen Heber City, UT
    April 3, 2014 6:17 a.m.

    @worf (from Texas) -
    "It isn’t just technology, and it isn’t just software. You’ve got to invest in your people," she said. "If you’re not going to provide the training and the support for the teachers AND the parents..."

    No one thinks a federal official is a replacement for a parent. And knee-jerk comments about every story with the words "federal official" in them serve no purpose. A federal official saying tech will help educate kids - something for which Utah is already being recognized - is like saying the sky is blue.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 3, 2014 12:16 a.m.

    @Brave Sir Robin:

    The sames feds that put our country into a debt equal to $100,000 for every second of seven years?

    The same feds which sent many of our jobs overseas with free trade agreements.

    The same feds which over test and assess our children. If testing and assessing really worked, we would have a country of geniuses.--Instead we have rising poverty.

    No wonder parents are struggling.

    How's that Head Start Program working out? Has it decreased poverty?

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 2, 2014 11:29 a.m.

    @worf

    Like it or not, federal education officials would do a better parenting job than most parents out there.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 1, 2014 11:34 p.m.

    Federal education officials are not your child's parent.