Parents Told To Pay For In-School Computers
from the pay-to-learn dept
Stories about computers in schools are nothing new at all -- and neither is controversy over whether or not such programs make sense. However, one school district in California is creating a new kind of controversy -- not over whether or not computers in schools are a good thing, but in how to pay for the machines. They're asking parents to pay $500 per year for three years -- which has some questioning just what a guaranteed "free education" in the public school system means for those without $1,500 to spare.