L.A. Schools Need Technology, but How Should We Pay for It?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles School Board got together to consider a Common Core Technology Project Plan. If approved, the plan would initially fund computing devices for 30,000 students at 47 schools for $50 million, beginning this year.

The $50 million expenditure of bond funds would be the first of three phases, which would eventually provide 1:1 technology to every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Here is the truth: If we want our students to succeed, we need to give them technology. To compete in today's world, students need access to computers.

We need to give teachers the tools to teach better, to better engage students, to close the digital divide, and to support the Common Core State Standards.

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