Columnist: Principle keeps some California parents from buying required laptops

12/7/2005 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Los Angeles Times columnist Dana Parsons sides with a few Fullerton, Calif., parents who balk at shelling out $1,500 for their children's district-required laptops. Despite peer pressure to buy the devices, the families contend the policy violates their children's constitutionally guaranteed right to a free public education.

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