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The Promise of Technology Goes Unfulfilled in Education Sector

Technology has entered nearly every area of our personal life, but outside of the occasional computer lab, basic webpage or iPad in the classroom, schools have stubbornly resisted tech innovation.

And despite a doubling in funds devoted to education over the last three decades, American students’ performance has shown only marginal improvement, trailing behind that of other developed countries.

“School design has not changed much in over a hundred years,” John Jong-Hyun Kim, a William Henry Bloomberg fellow at Harvard Business School and co-chair of the Public Education Leadership Project, told Forbes’ Michael Blanding.

“We are still teaching for an industrial model that was designed to put out a homogenous product, rather than helping individual students explore what they want to learn and how they can best learn it.”

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