It is not enough that we provide students with access to technology. We also need to teach them how the technology works. We need to foster curiosity about the devices that are shaping their generation.
Teaching, and trying to teach, has actually taught me a lot of things. Everyday that I step into a school building, I see the amazing potential in our country coupled with a serious lack of priorities.
One of the criticisms of charter schools is that they cater to a class of students who are not representative of the student body of a typical public school. A recent visit to North Park High School revealed how wrong that impression is.