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osViews: Microsoft Should be Kicked Out of Schools

Jun 13, 2004, 09:00 (29 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier)

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"U.S. public schools are in a lot of trouble, money-wise. Look at just about any public school system, and this is what you'll find: Our schools are understaffed, the teachers are woefully underpaid for the work they do and responsibility they shoulder, and there are chronic shortages of equipment and educational materials.

"Why, then, do we allow our schools to throw away money on unnecessary software license fees when there are free alternatives? Many problems that face public schools will be with us for decades as we try to sort out our collective priorities--but this is a problem that would be an easy fix. It's time to dump Microsoft from the public schools and reclaim the monies we spend on licenses and continual hardware upgrades..."

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