Classroom technology important, but costly

If you've read the other stories in the Tuition Ignition stories, you'll notice that we've scrutinized the reasons why colleges and universities have raised tuition beyond the means of students and their families to keep up. Yet if the places are laboratories of learning, they also need to spend, too: Money needs to be put aside to remodel and innovate the classroom experience.

The huge push to incorporate technology in the classroom reaches beyond colleges or universities. And while computer labs are everywhere, it's troubling to see so little use of technology in the classroom when every other person has a smart phone these days. Kids are growing up on technology, so why not teach them with that technology?