Not Everyone

“I have said it before and will say it again….not every one in every district has a cell phone… All these ideas are cool, but technology is not 100% pervasive, despite what we as tech people want to think.” — A Technology Coordinator on the Ohio Techcoords Listserv

Student at Remba Primary School, KenyaNot everyone has a cell phone. Not everyone has Internet access. Not everyone can afford a graphing calculator. Not everyone has a television. Not everyone gets the newspaper.

Not everyone can read at grade level. Not everyone can sit still for 50 minutes at a time. Not everyone can just read something and understand it. Not everyone can stand in front of the class and give a presentation. Not everyone thinks school is going to help them later in life.

Not everyone can get to school on time. Not everyone gets three balanced meals a day. Not everyone is safe when they leave school. Not everyone has a Dad at home. Not everyone has a home for the Dad to be at.

Not everyone has teachers who care about them. Not everyone is allowed to go to school. Not everyone has a school to go to. Not everyone has shoes. Not everyone will make it.

It’s not about everyone.

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Author: John Schinker

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1 thought on “Not Everyone”

  1. Thank you for this post! I always skip past his emails in the TechCoord List because of his negativity. Hope all is well – eTech Conference this year?

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