Bridging the Divide
I am interested in learning more on the digital divide. It was fascinating to learn about the inequities that exist with technology between low SES and high SES schools. While I question those who contest that this is intentional class warfare, I agree that something must be done. Much more can be learned about this gap and how to close it.
Throwing technology at the problem is not the answer. Not surprising... Take a look at any of Cuban's historical work on ed tech and rushes to implement the tech have often left the technology underutilized due to poor training and application strategies. What is scary is how reform based movements in education can cause the gap to widen. The use of technology as a drill and kill avenue to increase test scores can increase the disparity by not using a ICT as a tool for information gathering and processing - leading to knowledge construction.
Regardless, something needs to be done. I now know a problem exists and we know of potential solutions. I'm motivated... and it really didn't take critical theory to get me there - just a little data.