A 180 TURNABOUT: The NYTimes' Matt Richtel spoke with educators from districts in Florida, Atlanta and Texas to check out what all the BYOT (or BYOD) fuss is about. And his report is, well, a bit of a switcheroo for those who have followed Richtel closely. In a marked turnaround from his May 2012 piece where devices were criticized for "widening the time-wasting gap," the teachers he spoke with this time were quite gung-ho about the benefits of mobile devices. They praised the Internet as "the great equalizer" and called those who opposed BYOT as folks who "don't understand how kids acquire knowledge." (A sign of the changing demographics, perhaps?) Richtel shared one interesting observation from Volusia County School District in Central Florida that may fly in the face of expectations, namely that there's "'an inverse relationship' between family income and the sophistication of their devices."