Andrew Rasiej, who has put together the Personal Democracy Forum, is hitting hard on learning and education and technology as a part of a new challenge to the candidates in the presidential election. He mentions that kids in NYC spend on average one hour a week on computers in schools. Businesses, he notes, use computers a bit more often. The divide has continued to increase.
To address this, he has six key planks that he wants the candidates to commit to on the TechPresident Weblog:
- Declare the Internet a public good
- Provide affordable high-speed wireless Internet access nationwide
- Support ‘Net Neutrality’
- Instead of “No Child Left Behind,” our goal should be “Every Child Connected.”
- Build a Connected Democracy
- Create a National Tech Corps
I’ve been wondering if any of these candidates will take all of this on. I hope so.
Definitely worth reading and thinking about.