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[Susan notes: The last sentence nicely sums up ed reform, providing the answer to what happens when the latest whoop-de-doop reform doesn't work. This is why savvy teachers are cynical about what travels in the name of reform. When it doesn't work, they will be blamed.]

Submitted to Los Angeles Daily News but not published

To the editor

There is no evidence that new tablets and wireless networks will improve student achievement in LAUSD ( LAUSD approves $50M for computer tablets," July 12). Taxpayers are

funding an untested idea.

By the time we know whether the brave new technology helps, the computer industry will be much wealthier and schools much poorer. And if it doesn't help, teachers will be blamed and the so-called "reformers" will call for more technology.

Stephen Krashen

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