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Resource ID: #21624
Subject: Education
Source: Baltimore Sun
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Date: Sept. 19-21, 2004

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"No Child Left Behind legislation created a bonanza for educational technology companies. Pitching products they claim will raise test scores, these firms find willing buyers in poor school systems desperate to comply with the law. The law provides major federal funding for purchasing these products but with no guidance on which work. Truth is, as the series revealed, many products appear to do little for children despite what the companies promise. At worst, reliance on education by computer takes valuable time and resources away from more effective teaching approaches."

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