'Some' is not a rebuttal

Teachers aren't integrating digital technologies into their instruction on a regular basis.

"Some are."

The administrators who are in charge of leading their school organizations into the information age don't really understand the information age.

"Some do."

Schools aren't providing the types of learning experiences necessary to prepare students to be 21st century citizens and workers.

"Some are."

Some is not a rebuttal. Some is merely a reflection of the natural variation that exists among people and organizations. Some is not a reason to ignore the large-scale, widespread, policy- and practice-level decisions that need to be made to transition our schools into a digital, global society. Some is not permission to stand pat.

Some doesn't get us very far. (Neither does all.)

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