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Microsoft on the Outer of Schools Funding

Dec 02, 2008, 17:01 (4 Talkback[s])
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"NSW is the largest recipient of federal Government funding for round one of the National Secondary Schools Computer Fund (NSSCF) but its months of haggling for extra money to manage the machines led to a stalemate.

"States and territories were initially offered $1000 a student to buy computers but this was deemed insufficient. NSW said it required an additional $245 million on top of the $56 million over five years it was promised, while some projections showed there would be additional costs of $3 for every $1 spent on a machine. "

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