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Why aren't schools adopting open source?

Jul 27, 2009, 20:32 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)


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"Before my daughter started in on her eSchool I set up OpenOffice to save in all Microsoft Office defaults. I knew this way she wouldn't have any problem submitting her work. My presumption was correct…at first. But there was a wrench inadvertently thrown in the works. This wrench came when my daughter was discovered stretching the truth about her assignments. She said she had completed them but they weren't accepted. She said she HAD to have Microsoft Office. Knowing what the assignments where I decided to call the instructor of the class. It turns out there were a number of interesting issues going on. First and foremost the instructor was only able to teach Microsoft Office (because 1. that is what she had and 2. that is what she knew). This, of course, lead me to a question that I had to share.

"Why are schools in the states not adopting open source software? It's happening all around the globe. Schools, universities, businesses, corporations, governments are all adopting open source software. So why can't the US?"

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