While US schools will soon produce higher achievement and better preparation, cheap tablets will for the first time connect millions of students in developing economies to high quality secondary education.
As a former teacher whose row of shiny computers sat idle at the back of the room for the year, I would like to see tech evangelists grapple as much with behavioral economics as with the gadgetry behind the next big product.
Teachers have tough jobs and budget cuts are making things worse. They have administrators telling them to boost achievement and personalize learning, but most are on their own without tools. But that is beginning to change.