School laptop programme in Australia draws criticism

08/15/2011 | WA Today (Australia)

In Australia, students say the government-issued laptops they received less than two years ago are too slow to be useful. The government began distributing laptops to students with the goal of providing one for every student in years 9 through 12. Schools report the laptops are low-quality, causing the expensive software programs to run slowly. Some teachers say the laptops are being used for personal entertainment by students -- not for academic gain.

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