Move Over Books!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/06/26/325882544/move-over-books-libraries-let-patrons-check-out-the-internet

No, I’m not forsaking books… this article points to one of the fundamental issues with teaching in low-income urban schools: how to teach 21st century skills when the majority of the families do not have internet access at home?  Telling them to “Go to McDonalds, they have free WiFi” only goes so far (and it assumes that they can get to McDonalds in the first place!).

On the one hand, it excites me that there are two cities who are taking winning funding to accomplish a “WiFi Check-Out” system.  This is fabulous!  On the other hand, it saddens me that there are only two cities trying it!

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