They've gone and done it again. The Times has another one of those "one source plus three phone calls to experts equals national trend stories." (If you haven't read it, see the link.)
The long and short of it?
"In a nutshell: schools are spending billions on technology, even as they cut budgets and lay off teachers, with little proof that this approach is improving basic learning."
Really. I guess the stories we publish, the thousands of school sites we see, and the success stories we trade aren't proof. Maybe it's not three-year-old cooked data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but we can show results.
I already sent my Letter to the Editor (please allow seven days to hear a response!). But I'd like to follow up with something more substantial. Call it the 100 District Project. Send me 100 words or less with your proof to the success of tech in schools. Maybe some your latest scores from a curriculum package. Maybe a Youtube project. Maybe a link to an E-Portfolio. Whatever it is, just post it in the comments below.
New York Times relies on one source to skew a story. We'll use this ghastly technology to take them to task.