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California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Created: February 18, 2006
Latest Update: February 18, 2006
California students don't have textbooks in some of our inner city schools. This didn't just happen in light of the huge amounts we now owe to China and Japan to finance Bush's pre-emptive war in Iraq. It's been going on for a long time.
Can children without books compete effectively with children who are provided with books. Some middle class school districts are now requiring that every student have a personal computer. But the districts aren't providing the computers. They're asking the parents to do that, and asking the parents who can buy computers to purchase computers for those who can't.
How's this going to fit into No Child Left Behind? The $100 Laptop, in the references below, will give you some ideas. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs.)
Then when every child has the $100 Laptop, what about access to all these books? How is that going to be accomplished? And who's going to be left behind then?
- The $100 Laptop
News Items on the $100 Laptop
- News on the $100 Laptop. From November 17, 2005.
- UN debut for $100 laptop for poor By Jo Twist. BBC News technology reporter in Tunis. BBC News Site. From Thursday, November 17, 2005.
- Annan presents prototype $100 laptop at World Summit on Information Society MIT Press Release. From November 16, 2005.
Frequently Asked Questions about the $100 Laptop
- Answers by Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of One Laptop per Child From: $100 Laptop Site.
What Will the $100 Laptop Look Like?
- Prototype Images.
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