Idaho classrooms need more technology to compete in 21st century education, but a task force looking at education reform stopped short of saying all Idaho kids need computers.
One of the most contentious parts of Students Come First, defeated by voters last fall, was a plan to give every high school student a computer.
Some task force members worried that its recommendation would look like an opportunity to retake ground already lost when voters trounced the initiative.
They did some word tinkering to emphasize the need for more technology and “technology devices” that could be more broadly interpreted than just a computer. They also emphasized that the ratio of kids to devices doesn’t need to be one to one. That would be left to individual districts.