Laptop program to expand in grades 7-12

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    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.
  3. woodynlily macrumors newbie


    Jan 15, 2008
    Ditto the the Trillion'th (with a T) power!
  4. esaleris macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2005
    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.
  5. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    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.
  6. smooth macrumors 6502


    Nov 12, 2007
    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. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    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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