Computers in classrooms is part of the job training aspect of schools.
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs weren’t raising kids to be workers as they will never have to work. Instead, they could afford to send them to the equivalent of a progressive’s finishing school.
Good for them and I’m jealous.
But for the rest of the millions of regular scholbs, various forms of job training experience are integrated in classrooms as that supports the standard American neoliberal way, which is go to school, get a good paying job, get married, live a middle class lifestyle.
For the conservative elites to do their networking (Waldorf is progressive networking), Catholic boarding schools like http://www.gprep.org/ or the relatively new Evangelical “mega-schools” are the networking / finishing schools for them.
neoliberal is just “Washington free market” so yeah, it’s not for religious but pragmatic reasons.
I was blown away when I first learned about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Consensus – it just seemed that “that’s just how the world works”. Even now, I’m not that phased by it but it explains why so many get upset or start talking conspiracy.
Thing is, it’s all been out in the open for the most part but like fish swimming in water, they don’t know they’re in water.