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Prop Backers Don’t Mention Laptops

I received this in the mail Tuesday from the Yes for Idaho Education group. What struck me most is the absence of anything to do with laptops for kids. In fact, the description provided by the Yes for Idaho Education group for Proposition 3 (which deals with laptops) simply sez: “Gives families a chance to save money on their education by earning up to a year of cllege credit in high school paid by the state.” (Click on photo to see slightly larger version of flyer)

Question: Why didn't proponents of the Luna Laws mention laptops in their flyer?

Laptop Deal Dead Sans Voter OK

Item: HP wins Idaho laptop contract: $180 million computer deal for students null if Prop 3 fails/Betsy Russell, SR

On her Facebook wall, Kristi Nivette Milan post: “Luna just signed a contract with HP to spend $180 MILLION in the next 8 years to give $250 computers, made in China, to 14 year olds. They have budgeted $2.5 million for this year only. Do the math, they need $22.5 million per year to pay for these computers. WHO'S GOING TO PAY FOR THIS???? You guessed it, educators! Larger class sizes, less professional development, less benefits, cut sports, arts, music and electives to name a few options. But every high school student will have a computer to lose, destroy, leave at home, forget to charge or pawn. JUST VOTE NO on Prop 1,2,3.”

Question: Do you plan to vote for Proposition 3 — the measure that would provide laptops for Idaho high school students?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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