New York City schools plan more spending on technology upgrades

March 30, 2011
Some question increased spending when schools are laying off employees and cutting construction

From The New York Times: Despite sharp drops in state aid, New York City’s school system plans to increase its technology spending, including $542 million next year that will primarily pay for wiring and other behind-the-wall upgrades to city schools. The surge is part of an effort to move toward more online learning and computer-based standardized tests. Some local officials are questioning the timing, because the school system also is planning to eliminate 6,100 teaching positions and to scale back new school construction.

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