Laptop program to expand in grades 7-12

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  1. macrumors bot

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  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm so sure the taxpayers are glad they are spending $100MM over the next four years so the kids can update their facebook accounts.
     
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    Ditto the the Trillion'th (with a T) power!
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Spending money on these assets is a great way to show expenditures against the budget. Whether or not that equates to an increase in education quality is rather quesetionable. I tend to think that, while important, computer skills are a secondary matter, and that primary education in logic, reasoning, etc. is much more pressing for today's youth.
     
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    This is 100% correct. Sadly, this article shows one of the problems with education in this country. People like to just throw money and technology at the problems, while overlooking the fundamental problems.
     
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    I believe (not certain) that Maine is a more affluent area than most of the country. I'm curious as to their student-teacher ratio. Here in Michigan, this type of program would irk me. I'd rather see the average classroom size shrink before laptops are given out to students.
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    I rarely say this, but: LOL. No offense intended, it's just that's not something you usually hear. ;) Maine is pretty far down on the list of affluent states, around 33 or so. It's mostly rural.

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