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Technology and its role in schools…

Rep. Brian Cronin, at today's City Club of Boise forum on school reform, said, “Technology plays an important role as a tool, but it is not an end in itself, and it is being treated as such in this. … There is no evidence to suggest that this one-to-one laptop program produces sustainable student achievement.” He called it “a dangerous experiment.”

State schools Supt. Tom Luna responded, “The state of Maine has been doing this one-to-one ratio of students to laptops for 10 years and they start in the 7th grade.” He said, “Technology is not the silver bullet, or it would be the only thing you would find in Students Come First. … We changed the way we manage our labor at the local level, we changed the way we compensate teachers, we changed the way we offer education and educational opportunities.”

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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