Throughout this article, I will be discussing the technological integration of computer programs, iPad infrastructure, and online testing into common public school state curriculums, grades kindergarten through twelfth. I will first explain how technology does not always have a negative presence, and how when used appropriately, can provide limitless new opportunities for both students and teachers. Then I will assess what the current common method of integrating technology is and explain why it isn't working in an effective way. Following my discussion of why the current system isn't working, I will discuss how the integration of technology in the public classroom has resulted in a surge of new online testing, why this not an effective or productive usage of technology as an education resource, and the increased burden that this places on the demanding responsibilities that are already given to public school teachers. Finally, I will conclude with a call for action in preventing further misappropriation of public school funding.
Jepsen, Rachel, "Corporate Standardized Takeover and Wasted Tax Dollars: The Misappropriation of Technology in Public Schools and the Unfair Burden Placed on Teachers" (2015). Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections. Paper 6.