Is Big Tech Doing Right By School Students?Erin Winick / MIT Technology Review - 2 years ago
  • There are over 50 million students in public elementary and secondary schools across America—and for Silicon Valley, they look like potential customers.
  • The question is, are tech firms selling products that really meet the educational needs of the children who end up using them?
  • The education technology market will reach a projected $21 billion by 2020, resulting in fierce competition and courting of superintendents by Silicon Valley companies.
  •  The New York Times reported Friday that some are resorting to tactics similar to those drug companies use to influence doctors, including flying school officials to conferences and paying them as consultants.