Politicians across the land continue to ignore sound planning as they compete for the laptop limelight.
The latest to join the pack is Michigan, buying a laptop for every sixth grader with no plans or funding for sustained use.
Districts line up in laptop opposition
Detroit News (October 06, 2003)
Summary: Some of Metro Detroit's largest school districts say they may decline the state's offer to outfit sixth-graders
Schools may ditch state plans for kids to get laptops
Districts fear program is too costly, but parents, students like the offer