Hell, he can have all the mod points, and I'll leverage our children's childrens' mod points to boot. It's depressing as hell that not only can we not talk about the statistics and demographics, but to change/improve the situation, what in the world would have to be done?
BUT, I disagree on your different media/shiny toy point.
A shiny, new interface that can engage more senses than a Ticonderoga #2 and loose-leaf paper or workbook.
Sure, it might make a difference between interaction with a computer or watching a video (ie-Sesame Street) but I'd bet money any day of the week that those of us that watched Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, and Electric Company in the early 80's are more well versed than of our peers who did not, in math and english. Hell, in contractions ALONE....
I'd be a great teacher... But I'd be a depressed and hopeless teacher too quickly.
Then I'd be a fired teacher for telling the wrong kid's parents why their snowflake is failing, using plain, non-PC-filtered english.