Our Schools, Cut Off From the Web

See on Scoop.itK-12 School Libraries

Educational achievement, a healthy population, political participation and economic opportunity depend in significant ways on how we structure and manage our spreading digital frontier.

Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

Commenting on Obama’s declaration of high-speed Internet "in nearly every public school" in the context of President Clinton saying virtually the same thing in 1996, Luis Ubinas makes some astute observations on our progress. AND notes that the key is the library & librarian. True. No matter how well-connected & speedy the Internet is, there is still a dire need for someone in the school to TEACH KIDS HOW TO USE IT PROPERLY.

See on www.nytimes.com

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