Former Chancellor of New York City's Department of Education and current CEO of News Corporation's Amplify educational tablet
Pro to the question "Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?"
"We must use technology to empower teachers and improve the way students learn. At its best, education technology will change the face of education by helping teachers manage the classroom and personalize instruction... If you have a tablet-based approach, you can get a whole lot smarter a whole lot quicker. Tablets come chock full of things that are all about education so the teachers can personalize the learning experience... A kid can get feedback about what skills she's mastered and what skills she hasn't... Tablets are in classrooms across the country now, and the excitement of the teachers and students is something to behold... I think that tablets are helping the teachers. This is a way for a teacher to prepare her lesson and share it with other teachers to get feedback. I think this is an initiative where we don't need to butt heads and we can all join together, work together, and do what's right for teachers and what's right for kids."
Interview with Fox 5 New York (available at myfoxny.com), Mar. 12, 2013
Experts Individuals with PhDs in education-related fields, heads of government, members of federal legislative bodies, heads of education or technology-related federal executive bodies, heads of national education or education technology organizations, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of education or education technology. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]