Interactive whiteboards are going to be part of America's education system whether everyone agrees with the idea or not. In fact it has already began its relevance in schools everywhere. The only real problem that these white boards are causing is figuring out whether they are ACTUALLY beneficial to educators and their usage in classrooms. It almost seems as though Americans MAKE it seem beneficial just because it's high tech and "modern" but is that all that education stands for? Not everyone agrees and they are starting to see the Interactive Whiteboard as more of a road block in education.
On the other hand many teachers and students see the Interactive whiteboards as a pointless piece of technology. In 2010 an article in the Washington Post stated "...the interactive whiteboard -- essentially a giant interactive computer screen that is usurping blackboards in classrooms across America -- locks teachers into a 19th-century lecture style of instruction counter to the more collaborative small-group models that many reformers favor." Later the same article quotes Larry Cuban, education professor emeritus at Stanford University, "There is hardly any research that will show clearly that any interactive whiteboards will improve academic achievement." Overall it seems that the Interactive whiteboards will only have a positive impact on educating and students grades if the teacher is capable of finding ways to use it to its full potential and getting the students fully involved and motivated to learn!