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In school or out: technology, equity, and the future of our kids

By Saul Rockman

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 38 No. 6, Pages 25-29
10.1145/203241.203247


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In January, Newt Gingrich proposed a tax credit for the poorest Americans to purchase laptop computers, forgetting for the moment that the poorest Americans do not pay taxes and thus a credit does them no good. In this case, his heart may be in the right place, even if he later called the idea “nutty.”

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