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Supporters of the use of technology in schools focus on convenience of technology that help to equalize educational opportunities for students, It's cost effectiveness and how learning has enhanced since the involvement of technology in schools. Technology in schools offers a convenience for out ever changing and ever busy lives. Providing learning opportunities online may help to balance educational opportunities for those less fortunate, those who have physical disabilities, those who live in remote locations, those who have children to care for and those who have limited time due to work or other responsibilities. “There are about thirty-seven million college drop outs in America” ("Technology and Education." Opposing).
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Additionally, states are required to develop a system of accountability that rewards successful schools, requires interventions for the lowest-perfor... ... middle of paper ... ... success by raising the bar in their industry, goal setting, and rewarding excellence. The reauthorization of the ESEA takes a cue from that sector and employs it into education. The blueprints approach for doing so is to strengthen instruction in reading comprehension and in our STEM subjects by improving standards that build toward college- and career-readiness. Expanding access to college coursework and other accelerated learning opportunities for students in high-need schools. Providing incentives for a Race to the Top among states and districts willing to take on ambitious, comprehensive reforms.
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