Can you believe Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell is trying to spend potentially millions of dollars (at least $350,000 per year for several years) on Chromebooks ($200-$300 laptops that run the Google Chrome operating system) for kids to take home?
When the district can’t afford text books, essential staff or a lunch program?
A cool idea, sure. But in Montgomery County?
Let’s get real. Buying cheap, flimsy netbooks that’ll be worn out within a couple years (by their own admission)? Riiiight. Just what Montgomery County needs at the moment.
We’d run a video about it but who wants to sit through 30 minutes of yammering on by a couple people who don’t know what they’re talking about? No one.
The board is meeting early before this evening’s meeting to get a hands-on. Here’s hoping they come to their senses.
This bunch is in a mad dash to spend as much money as humanly possible before Powell is ousted.
Full disclosure: this post was written on a Chromebook.