Met01 wrote:i agree with what the parent said above, and i disagree with OPLC's statment on the value spent per per child for education, those are numbers. I dont see how a child here is less deserving than a child in Africa. Me when i see this i feel there is a big opportunity for inner city kids or any kids to have this product.
Also to quote the explanation OPLC gave "The participating governments or organizations will then distribute the XO laptops in a non-profit manner to their schools or participants." now "in a non-profit manner" mean that these governments or organizations going to have to pay for this? if so then its not really the same if we lobbied to get Free ones from you're organization, or they have to buy them and then give them Free to the children.
ektoric wrote:I believe your question is one of Economics vs. Entitlement.
So, if you really want to feel Entitled to one, then you shouldn't feel entitled to pay $200 for it. You should feel Entitled to get one for free from your kid's ISD! MIT is not quite the direction you should be venting, but at the next school board meeting, be sure you speak up! Demand that your ISD buy an XO for all the kids! Your kid attends their ISD, so they Deserve an XO! But with education budgets as it is, probably the only way your ISD will be able to afford it is if they sell municipal bonds or raise property taxes.
Therefore, if you want your kid to get a free XO, your best bet is to vote to increase property taxes on your house.
The Real World wrote:So what is it that your complaining about; you feel slighted that they are being upfront with you? That they are trying to include you on the fine work they are doing instead of just taking your money and doing what they please with it?
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