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Schneider Says in Education Weekly That Technology in Education Needs Questioning

October 5, 2011

Jack Schneider, Robert A. Oden Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at Carleton, wrote an opinion piece in the Oct. 5 edition of Education Week entitled "Questioning Our Mania for Education Technology." Schneider's commentary touches on how technology has invaded the classroom and is viewed as a catch-all solution for what ails the American education system. "Funding projects to improve teacher training, development, and retention, for instance, is less sexy than cutting the ribbon on a lab full of lightning-fast computers. But it’s also more likely to help kids learn," he writes.