Every Child gets a prize…

A couple of years after Kevin Rudd’s computer in every classroom promise come news of a US Democratic Party idea for a kindle for every schoolkid. According to Gizmodo:

The “New” Democratic Leadership Council in Washington has proposed that the government buy a Kindle or other “eTextbook” for each of the 56 million K-12 schoolchildren in America.

There’s a whole lot of reasons why this is a good idea (textbooks are heavy and expensive etc) and lots of reasons why this isn’t a good idea (Kindle still sux). I think politicians need to ask enlightened educators what they would like kids to *do* with laptops and kindles, and work from there. It’s not the device, stupid 🙂


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