Feds Are Driving Fads In Public Schools

kids-with-tabletsMashable reports that the Federal Government, book publishers and the technology industry are looking into a huge effort to push tablets into public schools as a replacement to textbooks.

They say questions are being raised about hidden costs.  That is certainly a factor, but I have to wonder.  Have they considered not only whether this is cost effective?  I have my doubts, but also will this really help student learning.  Also this story begs the question as to why the federal government is involved.

I’m not anti-techonology, but before schools go spend a ton of money on what may be a fad then they should study up before purchasing.  That would only make common sense.