To: Dr. Sivana
correct they “could” lock out facebook and the like but.... what do you think the chances are that they will? Next to nil I am sure. hmmm a reasonable price? what is a reasonable price to the taxpayer who has to provide food, clothes and shelter to their family and is already going to see increasing taxes and inflation.
doesn’t seem reasonable to ask the taxpayer to pay up so that little Johnny can tweet and like things on Facebook instead of taking out a good novel.
posted on 01/11/2013 7:39:08 AM PST
(last of the living nomads)
what is a reasonable price to the taxpayer who has to provide food, clothes and shelter to their family and is already going to see increasing taxes and inflation.
So many times we have seen insane expenses associate with pensions, cadillac insurance coverage, extra admins, etc. $700 for hardware, figuring it is good for three years, $50/month connection ($600/year), those are decent numbers compared to what the private sector would pay for comparable. At $833/year divided by ten months of school at average 20 kids per bus, that comes to a little more than $4 head per month, or under a quarter a day.
If this was selected by the local board, it is less a problem for what the hard paying taxpayers put up than if it were a state or fed program.
The kid is stuck on the bus. He can certainly take out a good novel, if he can concentrate with all the noise on the bus. Some probably have their own private 3g connections. For others, it could be a trip to FR (for the older ones, due to occasionally salacious photos and material not suitable for youngsters)or Heritage.org or it could be to get a start on homework, which for many requires the Internet.
My first choice would be policies to greatly reduce the need or demand for public schools. Second choice is small neighborhood schools within walking distance for most. That said, when I compare this expenditure to the $100K plus that a broke school district (Rockford Dist. 205 in Illinois) spends on a Michelle Obama garden (we're in farm country ... take them to a REAL farm!), I am mildly impressed that they kept the expenditure for the year well under five figures.
posted on 01/11/2013 9:51:58 AM PST
by Dr. Sivana
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