Technology does not need to mean spending time gaming or on Facebook. It could be teens researching the answers to higher order thinking questions (HOT-Q). Technology is not the problem. Lack of guidance on how to use technology to broaden thinking is the challenge.
The inequality of education is a problem. Our current system of education fails to prepare students for careers or college. This will ultimately result in a decline of middle class and the U.S. economy. To prepare a workforce for the knowledge economy of the 21st century, organizations like FMA and the business community must get involved.
Pay particular attention to the outliers. This is exactly what we are reproducing in Real Life and Connect The Dots.
Pay attention to 8:37. We use many of the concepts in FMA curriculum, including enrichment volunteers responding as a grandparent, providing encouragement and creativity.