I'm happy to see that The Post gave Michael Schrage another shot at those teachers who keep finding expensive ways to avoid doing their jobs {"Nintendo Educators Miss the Real Mission of Schools," Business, Dec. 14}. I have three computers, and I love them all, but I would not send a child of mine to any school that uses them to teach with. In trying to avoid the hard work of educating children, our schools are passing the buck to technology.

These days technology sells, and hard work seems old-fashioned. So teaching by machine seems like a great idea to the featherbrained and the greedy. And parents, who were themselves brought up to worship at the Church of Technology, continue to believe that finding the right high-tech gimmick is all we need to make American kids smart again. This causes equipment budgets to grow and computer salesmen to smile, and electronic educators to prosper while SAT scores head for the cellar.

We should have learned by now that one is an inverse function of the other: the more high-tech gadgets we put in the classroom, the lower the SATs they produce. When American parents understand that, they will make the "teachers" start teaching again.

PAUL N. NASH Arlington