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Mar 08, 2012, 10:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Just plopping down a computer in front every child is not nearly enough. Lesson plans have to be created around the new machines, every student will come in with vastly different computer and typing skills, and the teacher will need to be trained as well. And that's not even taking into account the support costs for all of the machines, their respective software, and the network.

This is just the top of the iceberg that educators and school boards in the U.S. have faced, in an atmosphere of varying state educational standards, increasingly tight budgets, and educational programs that demand more intensive tracking of students' progress in order to ensure that state and Federal standards are being met."

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