Look Who Resists Technology in Schools

This isn’t really about higher education but, with rush to do things like require high school students to take an online course and talk up the benefits of online college, it’s worth pointing out that some people are very resistant to such trends.

They’re called technology executives.

According to an article by Amy Graff in the San Francisco Chronicle:

Parents working at some of the best known Silicon Valley tech companies are sending their kids to a computer-free Waldorf elementary school in Los Altos, Calif.

Engineers and execs from Apple, eBay, Google, Hewlett-Packard and Yahoo are supporting this little nine-classroom utopia where tuition starts at $17,750 and where you won’t find a single computer or screen of any sort. Also, kids are discouraged from watching television or logging on at home.

Schools like these are devoted to helping students learn concepts. The school teaches fractions using fruit and math and patterns by having the children knit socks.

Trying to teach through computer programs, the school maintains, just doesn’t help the students learn information that well.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer