By: Laura Dudnick | SF Examiner
Last school year, Grey Todd, a math and sciences teacher at Presidio
Middle School, finally had enough computers in his classroom for each
student. However, after spending nearly a decade gradually adding the
machines, they were outdated.
"I started out eight years ago with a few computers in my classroom
that I bought on my own," said Todd, who teaches sixth- and
seventh-graders in the San Francisco Unified School District. "Last
year, I had enough for a computer for each kid, but they were very old
[and] running Windows XP, [which is] no longer supported by Microsoft."
Todd is not the only public-school teacher in San Francisco to see
firsthand the lack of state and federal money for technology advances in
the classroom. While recently allocated state funding provides every
public school in The City with at least one cart of devices for taking the California's new online
standardized tests -- a total of 4,646 devices districtwide -- fewer
than 3 percent of public-school students in The City are issued personal
technology devices to use during instruction.
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