Do Michigan Politicians Really Want To Buy An iPod For Every Child?
from the details-please dept
The Detroit News has an editorial today blasting a proposal from state politicians that would include spending to buy an MP3 player for every school child in Michigan. The editorial is decidedly against the plan (the headline to the newspaper editorial reads: “An iPod for every kid? Are they !#$!ing idiots?” and people blame blogs for incendiary headlines?). Of course, the article doesn’t bother to explain the details, and the idea that they’d buy an MP3 player (whether or not it’s an iPod) certainly does sound pretty ludicrous. I’ve tried calling both the main number at the Michigan House of Representatives and the phone number for the Speaker of the House’s office, but in both cases it went to voicemail. If anyone has any more details about what was actually proposed, let us know. If it’s true that they proposed buying an MP3 player for every kid without a good explanation for why, that’s just silly. However, it’s so far out there that it feels like there must have been something (purposely or not) left out in the translation from proposal to angry editorial.