Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Should there be computers in classrooms?
Should every kid be equipped with an iPad?
That’s a decision for individual schools and school districts. One would hope that kids would use the modern devices to learn and not abuse them. They cost hundreds of dollars.
Now for a critical question. Suppose kids are provided iPads. Now suppose a kid loses his iPad. Or a kid breaks his iPad. Now what happens?
That’s a real head banger. Supposedly really smart people entrusted with running our schools and instructing our children don’t have the answer. At least that’s the case in Los Angeles. The LA Times reports:
“Senior district officials acknowledged that they haven't decided on consequences if the $700 iPads are lost or broken.”
Uhh, excuse me. Shouldn’t these educrats have made that decision BEFORE they spent $1 billion to issue $700 iPads to students?
Makes you wonder how many other schools and districts across the country have also neglected this issue.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin writes---Education's Shiny Toy Syndrome