Take the hoopla over iPads in the classroom with a grain of salt, writes David Sirota. There's no guarantee that a hyper-technologized education system is synonymous with genuine progress.
The release of Apple's computer-based textbooks last month had the usual technology triumphalists buzzing. "Apple And The Coming Education Revolution," blared the headline at Fast Company magazine. "Apple puts iPad at head of the class," screamed MacWorld.