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Students at Wilder High School in Idaho: Learning on iPads is a Hoax! by Diane Ravitch

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'Ivanka Trump & Tim Cook,  visited Wilder Elementary School to learn about the future of workforce preparation, which of course involves selling iPads to children, but outside students stood in the cold for hours to ensure that the public heard both sides of the iPad story; they told members of the local media their concern about Wilder’s reliance on technology: “We came out to tell you guys what’s really going on with our school!  We are not really learning anything. The teachers are not allowed to teach anything. We are learning on iPads all day and we have to wait at least a week or so to get a test unlocked. And a lot of kids have been falling behind and then they cover that up and say everyone’s on target.”  They worry about the district’s low test scores and fear the education they are receiving in Wilder won’t prepare them for college or life after high school.'

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