Are higher ed IT budgets on the rebound? It seems so.
I read with great interest your editorial, "The Growing Two-Class Education System" (October
2004). Let me address first the assertion that technology can solve part of the problem. While I agree that technology can help somewhat, we know that not everyone responds well to technology- based learning.
I for one can't wait to close out this year and move on to '05. War, elections, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods, coupled with far too much Janet, Martha, Kobe, The Donald, and way too much of Dan, Peter and Tom reporting election spin and the latest poll results.
You thought your child was doing well in school. A report card comes home saying that he just received an F. At school you learn that of the 50 students in the class, 36 received Fs and 11 received Ds. Only 3 students received C- or better. Your first thought is that there's a problem with the grading.
It's not enough to add shops. It's not enough to build housing. As universities all over the country are discovering, university-led urban revitalization is all about creating an environment where an institution and its neighboring community cannot only coexist, but also benefit from one another.