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ERIC Number: ED508525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the 2005 National Technology Plan: Better for Business than for Children
Hinchey, Patricia H.
Education Policy Research Unit
In January 2005, then-Secretary of Education Rod Paige submitted the Department of Education's revised National Education Technology Plan (NETP) to Congress in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The plan, titled "Toward a New Golden Age in American Education," recommends seven "Action Steps" urging schools to strengthen leadership for technology, to consider innovative budgeting, to support e-learning and virtual schools, to encourage broadband access, to move toward digital content, and to integrate data systems. This report identifies, analyzes, and critiques assumptions underpinning NETP's recommendations. In addition to identifying flaws in key assumptions, this analysis concurrently uncovers embedded advantages for business and privatization supporters. NETP Action Steps is appended. (Contains 1 table and 67 notes.)
Education Policy Research Unit. Arizona State University, Division of Advanced Studies in Education Policy, Leadership, and Curriculum, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education, P.O. Box 872411, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tel: 480-965-1886; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State University, Education Policy Research Unit
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001