I am a scientists, I will trust solid objective data.
There is a phenomenon called "the end of a year spending" (or a in another variation, financial year). It happens when companies start spending the rest of the money they have not used yet just to make sure there are no money left. This is the time when one can see a sidewalk that was repaired a year ago is being repaired again, or a sudden company retreat, or a 3-D printer that no one asked for, etc.. It happens because large sums of unused money are not seen as saving, as effective way of working, but as "you asked for too much and didn't use it, so this time we give you less money". Hence, administrators are under pressure to spend every penny.
Venture capitalists experience a similar pressure to spend - well, they say "to invest" - the money they have or manage. No one knows haw many "investments" they do are actual investments, and how many are done just to make an impression of an investment. This happens because the investment market has too much money and there is no point to be picky - anything that can be presented as "innovation" deserves "investment".
Circling back to the origin of this piece, the essence of the new CZI project can be summarized in one sentence.
"Dear teachers, please tell us how do you use our tech gadgets/apps, but, no, we don't want to know how you measure the quality of your teaching, or what do you need the most to teach better".
Since I have been writing on the matter before, I forward readers to previous publications, including (but not limited to):