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Baltimore Sun Op-Ed: BCPS's $205M Device Rollout Plan is 'Ill-Conceived'

NOT EVERYONE IS DEVICE-CRAZY: In a Baltimore Sun op-ed, parent Brian Simpson rips into Dallas Dance's $205 million plan to distribute tablets and laptops to all Baltimore County public school students, calling it an “ill-conceived idea.” He continues: “A ‘fully digital learning environment’ sounds forward thinking, but the evidence shows it can do more harm than good,” citing that children 8 to 18 already stare at screens for seven-plus hours per day (2010 Kaiser Family Foundation report).

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