News Parents face laptop slug as funds run dry

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    Parents face laptop slug as funds run dry
    February 3, 2013
    Jessica Wright
    THE federal government's scheme providing high school students with laptop computers is on the brink of collapse, leaving parents with hefty bills and educators with a chaotic start to the school year.

    Schools are already telling parents they must lease approved laptops for pupils this year, at a cost of hundreds of dollars. Some are telling students to bring their own computers, raising a raft of problems around internet capacity, security and provision of software, as well as placing pressure on low-income families.

    Principals told Fairfax Media laptops were now essential for all students and they were being forced to shift the cost of providing them onto parents.

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/e...nds-run-dry-20130202-2drqr.html#ixzz2JpvKTsiZ

    What are your thoughts on who should be paying for student laptops? What is your school doing about student laptops?
     

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