It was great to hear Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's State of the State address include bringing technology into schools, particularly in poor areas ["Ambitious plan to restore NY," Editorial, Jan. 9].
However, technology alone will not level the playing field for students in high-needs areas. Investment in bringing the very best teachers to those areas -- retaining and rewarding them for working in those schools -- is what those students need to close learning gaps. Personnel gaps must be the priority.
Philip S. Cicero, North Massapequa
Editor's note: The writer is a retired school superintendent and an adjunct professor at Adelphi University.