Australia could stop funding of laptop programme

02/3/2013 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

In Australia, parents are being asked to lease computers for students as funding for laptop computers for high-school students runs out in June. Officials say that with funding eliminated, aging computers that are unable to be used will not be replaced. To help, schools are offering the leasing option and asking students to bring their own computers. Unless a deal is reached on funding the programme, officials say it will be impossible to maintain the current one-to-one ratio of students to laptops.

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