Magazine article Curriculum Administrator

Eliminating Excuses

Magazine article Curriculum Administrator

Eliminating Excuses

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Our company just moved into new headquarters in October and, besides the problem of finding a cleaning service to throw away our garbage, the transition has been smooth.

The new office offers much more space, and we now have a computer lab where employees who need to work on a computer can go during designated times during the day. Other employees are sharing computers, with one machine for each two people.

Ok, I'm fibbing, but it's to make a point. Of course, we all have computers on our desks. But how absurd did that last paragraph sound?

Now take the word office out and replace it with schools, and switch students for employees and you have a pretty accurate picture of what most schools in the country are like.

How much more sense does this picture of today's schools make? I know the difference between school and business is great, but the need for each student to have his or her own computer is growing. And while the number of laptop programs are rapidly expanding, there are still just about 1,000 schools who have some kind of laptop-for-every-child program. Given the 110,000 schools in the country, there's a long way to go. …

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