Some of the enthusiasm for computers/digital tech in the classroom is the joy of computer executives at discovering lucrative institutional customers called public schools. This LA Times opinion writer joins Diane Ravitch in awarding Secretary Arne Duncan an F for poor work as head of the DOE.
Hiltzik: Education expert gives Education Secretary Duncan an F
Last month, I graded Education Secretary Arne Duncan with an F for his fatuous hyping of computers and other digital technology in the classroom despite the absence of evidence that they consistently enhance the learning experience. The benefits of his pitch, I wrote, flowed entirely in on…