"Cover Story" piece on Gov. Angus King's proposal to provide laptop computers to
"Cover Story" piece on Gov. Angus King's proposal to provide laptop computers to all seventh- and eighth-grade students in Maine. With only $30 million provided for in the endowment program by the Legislature, instead of the $50 million King wanted, the sustainability of the program is in question and the Legislature wants King to raise another $15 million in private funds. But the computers are not high on teachers' priority lists. A survey conducted last year by the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance found that 73 percent of teachers said they'd use computers more if they had more time, while only 25 percent said they'd use computers more if they had better access. And, as all computers are not the same, there are questions about what type of computer would be provided. With a related article about a laptop computer program trial at the Piscataquis Community Middle School in Guilford, where educators say the pros outweigh the cons.
Computers in education
Curl, Aimee L., ""Cover Story" piece on Gov. Angus King's proposal to provide laptop computers to" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5254.
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