BTW: There’s plenty of solid information available to demonstrate that, when matched for SES status, public schools (across the nation) are “higher performing” than private schools, if only because the programs at public schools, if they are in affluent areas, tend to be much richer than typically smaller private schools can offer. Exclusive private schools do offer an opportunity for kids to hob-nob with other kids from wealthy families which does offer some employment advantages. It obviously doesn’t offer a chance to learn to deal with a diverse population, but with the US’s increasing levels of economic segregation that likely would not hurt the wealthy too much. Just raise the fences around the gated-communities a little higher and hire a few more security guards. Doesn’t do much for the rest of the US proletariat, though.
"In many ways, the new gateway to self‐initiated technology use for schoolwork is the mobile device," according to the report. "Increasingly, students have access to tablets and laptops to use both at school and at home for learning purposes. In some cases, parents are providing these devices to enable their children to have access to high quality digital content and be able to extend the learning process beyond the school day. In this year's Speak Up survey for parents of school‐aged children, almost two‐thirds of parents (64 percent) said they would purchase a mobile device such as a tablet or laptop for their child to use at school, if it was allowed. A similar percentage of parents (61 percent) said their preference is for their child to be in a class where they could use their own mobile device."