"The United States is not going to compete with the rest of the world in terms of cheap labor or cheap raw materials. If we are going to compete productively with the rest of the world, it's going to be in terms of creativity and innovation. America has always had a capacity for hard work and stamina, but those qualities of creativity and ingenuity are not being nurtured and fostered by our current educational system".- Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts


Findings: "Technology not affecting teaching strategies. It is worth noting that teachers in both the Rural/Suburban and Urban schools were using technology in somewhat traditional ways, lecturing, and having students working on homework exercises. Possibly, as a result, engagement levels were often low and students were off task even when using technology. Not a panacea."

PEW Foundation American Life Project