A new op-ed in The Baltimore Sun questions the “edtech takeover” of Baltimore County Public Schools:
“The March 23 [State of the Schools] party — which featured salmon filet and red velvet cake and showcased students’ dance ensembles — was an elaborate affair. Recent SOS events have cost more than $100,000, according to The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools’ federal 990 tax forms.
That’s a lot of red velvet.
The scene is also emblematic of an apparent edtech takeover of the county’s public school system, which is pursuing a laptop-per-student (1:1) initiative with projected “total costs” approaching $285 million in the first seven years alone, including related infrastructure “to support STAT” (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow), various documents show.” Read the full piece here.