1. A Teach Plus survey of 1,015 teachers found that 71% of those with 10 or less years of experience–the “new majority”–said student performance should be part of their evaluations vs 41% of veteran teachers.
  2. The U.S. ranks 9th out of 18 countries in enrollment but last in completion rates.
  3. Venture capitalists gave $1.37 billion to 235 education technology companies from the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2012.
  4. A Common Sense survey of 685 teachers found that 71% of them said technology is hurting attention span “somewhat” or “a lot;” 60% said it “hindered students’ ability to write and communicate face-to-face,” and almost 50% said it hurts critical thinking and homework completion.
  5. According to Babson College, the number of U.S. college students who took at least one online course increased from 1.6 million in 2002 to 6.1 million, or about 33% of all students.