WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Gov. Bev Perdue made a trip to the Port City to speak with teachers and students about the pros and cons of a new hand-held device. She even tried it herself. Perdue made a trip to Snipes Academy in Wilmington to see how effective these hand-held devices really are in the classroom.
"The technology is essential because you see what it can do for a teacher and a student," Perdue said. "It adds power. It lets the teacher understand exactly where the kid is and what skill sets the kid needs to improve."
The governor wants to spend more than $30 million on these hand-held devices. Teachers say the Palms can be difficult for the student, but also rewarding. Perdue says teachers need to make sure every student has a basic understanding of math and reading before they advance to their next grade.