On May 21, 2010, I asked the readers of the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog this poll question:
We wanted to get an indication of how well our education infrastructure was doing with regard to developing IT literacy. As was to be expected, the poll respondents were scattered across the spectrum, and the comments that followed in the discussion thread backed the results. The general consensus was that we are not achieving the best results and the results that are achieved vary greatly depending on location.
So the real question is what should we do about it? Is there anything we really can do? And, should we do it?
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Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.