Laptop Lunacy in the Land of Lincoln

Hey, it's the new year, let's make a big proposal, says IL Lt. Governor Pat Quinn and Ted Gibbs, the policy wonk who dug up this gem: Every 7th-grader in Illinois should get a laptop. Who cares that Maine and the other places that have tried giving laptops to everyone are still waiting for their big learning increases? It helps pass the time.

UPDATE: To Each His Own "When the state of Maine issued 37,000 laptops to its middle school students, teachers needed time and training to get used to the idea of one-to-one computing."

Previously: Laptops For Everyone, Laptop Distractions, Little Green Laptops


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