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[ From Edupage, November 20 ]

TEXAS EDUCATORS SEE LAPTOPS AS THE $1.25 SOLUTION

Faced with $1.8 billion in projected costs for textbooks over the next six
years, the Texas Board of Education is seriously considering replacing
textbooks with laptop computers that would be lent to the state's 3.7
million students for a cost of $300 million a year.  Board Chairman Jack
Christie, who says "there's no way it would not improve student learning,"
asserts that "a year ago we replaced social studies books that still had
Ronald Reagan as President, the Berlin Wall standing and the Soviet Union
as one country.  With laptops, you can upgrade that for $1.25."  (New York
Times 19 Nov 97)