Remember when our good friends on the Board of the El Paso Independent School District were selling us that $668 million in bonds? One of their big selling points was that they were going to get computers into the hands of every high school student in the district.
Maybe that’s not such a good idea. From the New York Times:
A wariness that has been slowly brewing is turning into a regionwide consensus: The benefits of screens as a learning tool are overblown, and the risks for addiction and stunting development seem high. The debate in Silicon Valley now is about how much exposure to phones is O.K.
“Doing no screen time is almost easier than doing a little,” said Kristin Stecher, a former social computing researcher married to a Facebook engineer. “If my kids do get it at all, they just want it more.”
One might think that our elected officials would be right every once in a while, just by accident.
But I guess not.