Chris Mann on Fri, 5 Sep 2003 10:32:12 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Microsoft Run High School?

On Fri, 2003-09-05 at 10:07, Craig Brennan wrote:
> I wonder what the licensing fees are for all that technology?  As a
> former Philly school district teacher, I'd be willing to bet that was
> an afterthought, and it will cost them much more than they think it
> will.

I was thinking the same thing. I also think it's a disservice to the
students. Microsoft is only one part of the computer world, and to only
teach on their products would be a bad move. I would liken it to
teaching only American history and forgoing world history. The students
will go on thinking MS is the end all be all of the computer world.
Personally, I think "This Is A Bad Thing" from both a personal stand
point and a parental standpoint. I would rather my kidlet learn about
the different kinds of options available to him and then have him make
his choice. 

I feel sorry for the people who have to admin this schools network. I
would imagine most of their time would be spent patching.

I also think it makes Jon's project even more relevant (not that it was
ever anything but) and timely. 
Christopher Mann
Systems Administrator
Stonebridge Bank

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