Are schools that are not current on technology limiting their students: Is investing in new technology desirable?

  • Dinosaur Computers Do Not Work

    You walk into school on the first day excited to see what your laptop will be like. Then, when you get to the front of the line, you see. It is a 10-pound (yes, I weighed it) monstrosity that takes 6-8 minutes to log in, has virtually no graphics card, a processor smaller than my calculator's (probably) and is 1.5 inches thick. It is barely even in color and is heavily pixelated. It hurts students to be forced to use dinosaurs.

  • Yes, investing in new technology is desirable.

    Our world is increasingly dependent on technology; the fact that our curriculum is still based on 1970's political quelling of protest is detestable. Countries like Korea, Japan, Germany, Norway, and many others have seen the potential in forcing STEM into their schools and have reaped the benefits; without similar action soon, our country will only produce blue-collar workers only capable of consuming goods that their foreign counter-parts create.

  • Catching up with education first

    In education, education should come first, not technology. As convenient as it is to have new technology inside of classrooms, technology isn't everything. Funding should first support the updating of textbooks and the hiring of able teachers. These days a lot of schools, especially lower performing inner city schools, are not focused on important things like these and extracurriculars and instead investing in unnecessary things like computers and, god forbid, security guards.

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