While Scott Walker has been an overwhelming positive for Wisconsin, there are some proposals which should be ....ahhhh.....mercifully forgotten.
One of them is the proposal to give every single skull-full-of-mush in Wisconsin publick screwels their very own computer.
Here's one excellent reason to ditch that idea: IT DOES NOT WORK.
Maine Learning Technology Initiative was one of the earliest and
largest efforts to bridge that divide. Starting in 2002, it provided a
laptop to every seventh and eighth grade student in Maine. It now
distributes about 66,000 devices annually, including some to teachers,
at a total cost of about $11.5 million per year.
But that investment hasn’t provided clear returns. According to NPR,
the state’s standardized test scores have not increased in the 15 years
since the program started, and state leadership is beginning to
reconsider the initiative....
Now, then, if NPR (!!!???!!!) can find a Gummint spending program to be approximately useless, why can't our Legislature do the same??
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