In my kids' middle school, they have one quarter of computers/technology every year. My daughter has computers this quarter. The computer teacher has worked in the school district for over 50 years and is 78 years old. I don't hold any of that against her at all, but, in general, I'm frustrated when I hear how little gets done in her class. Actually, I'm frustrated by a lot of things that happen at their school, but anyway... At the middle school, the 8th graders took the PARCC exam this week. The 7th graders are taking it next week, and the 6th graders are taking it the following week. Because it is computer-based, the school has decided to use the computers in the computer labs to administer the test. This means that the computers will not be available during my daughter's computer class for 3 weeks. The computer teacher brought them to another classroom and told them that since there are no computers in the classroom, they can just "hang out" and consider it a free period. For three weeks?!?! Out of a 2 1/2 month marking period, they're supposed to just do nothing for one period a day for 3 weeks? I'm livid. Am I being unfair? She is a computer teacher and there won't be any access to computers. Is it really fair that I expect her to do something with them that has value given the circumstances? Believe me, I'm frustrated with the district too, but realistically, I know that they cannot go out and buy computers for every student just for this absurd test. What would you do if you were this teacher? Would you try to teach them something other than computers or would you do what she's doing? And if you were me, would you complain to admin? Like I said, she's been teaching there for 50 years. I'm not going to get her "in trouble."