As quoted in:

Herold, Benjamin. “Are Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Title IV Really a ‘Body Blow’ to K-12 Ed-Tech?” Education Week. 24 May 2017.

Doug Levin of consulting group EdTech Strategies is among those who never bought into the original excitement around Title IV—and who thus believes the current situation isn’t quite as dire as some make it out to be.

“The ed-tech authority in Title IV-A is quite modest, and I have been quite skeptical of its potential impact on technology-enabled innovation and school improvement,” even at full funding, Levin wrote in an email.

And for the past five fiscal years, Levin pointed out, there was no federal set-aside for ed-tech at all. So even this year’s $400 million “remains an increase and should be viewed in that light,” he wrote.