Not All Kids Have Luxuries
I feel compelled to write in response to John Nagy’s Opinion column, “Where Our Children Are Way Ahead of Us” (Jan. 11).
He writes about kids getting on the bus for a field trip with iPhones, iPads and other technology tucked into their Under Armour and North Face jackets.
While many kids are certainly handed these luxuries, there are many who are not. My children are fortunate enough to go to Carthage Elementary School, where those luxuries are not taken for granted. Here, kids are lucky to have a hand-me-down jacket and food in their stomachs as they board the bus, and that is not necessarily a bad thing.
I applaud the Moore County Schools for making this school a pilot school in their push to get iPads into the hands of their students. Here they are taught to use their iPads as a tool for learning — not just another venue for entertainment. They are coached to “hug it like they love it” as they walk down the hall with their iPads. I can see how this can translate into a love for learning as they grow.
These kids may not start off ahead of the game, but because of dynamic leadership in our district and our school and because of wonderful teachers, they have the potential to get there.
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