"Cover Story" piece critical of Gov. Angus King's proposal to provide all Maine
"Cover Story" piece critical of Gov. Angus King's proposal to provide all Maine seventh-graders with free laptop computers. When asked what research supports King's laptop proposal, state education department staffers point to a lengthy 1998 study called "Powerful Tools for Schooling: Second Year Study of the Laptop Program," which was funded by Microsoft, the software giant, and Toshiba, a large laptop manufacturer. But according to Neil Postman, an education professor at New York University and author of many books on education, the evidence is that kids who are given laptops will learn how to use computers more quickly than kids who don't have computers in school. But they don't learn science, math or any other subject any quicker than the kids without computers.
Computers in education
Wendell, Mary Lou, ""Cover Story" piece critical of Gov. Angus King's proposal to provide all Maine" (2000). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 108.