1. To make way in their budgets for the computer onslaught, many schools are choosing to cut back on field trips in nature, music, the arts, library books, and time for play or recess. But it is exactly these programmes that most benefit at-risk children. It is within the context of human relationships, play and interactions with nature that we socialize our children. Premature relegation of learning to computer interaction will rob them of both that civilizing influence and of their innate creativity.
2. The money spent on computers could be better spent removing lead paint from housing in poor neighbourhoods. When it comes to our children's readiness to learn, being unleaded is a lot more urgent than being online.
3. Research does not support the current and proposed expenditures of billions of dollars on technology in primary schools.