How the economic climate is influencing education's move toward technology

10/4/2011 | KQED.org

Federal education officials are promoting the use of technology in the classroom, but a recent study suggests the ongoing economic crisis may be hampering schools' ability and willingness to purchase and integrate new technology. Some schools that do embrace technology are criticized amid a climate in which budget cuts and teacher layoffs are making headlines. However, analysts say school officials may be swayed by the long-term value and increased efficiency offered by some technology purchases, as well as the flexibility technology can provide.

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