Sources: The Chronicle, The Verge
quote: Bond supporter John Bistoff, a father of a 9-year-old son at Springfield Plains Elementary, said, “It didn't go down by a slim margin. It went down significantly.” “I am absolutely demoralized. I am really appalled. It almost makes me cry. It really does. But I'm biased because I have a little guy in the school system,” he said. “We're not giving them the educational tools they need to compete in the future with people from school districts who are willing to ante up more to give their kids the best education they can.”
quote: Independence Township resident Dawn Schaller said she has never voted “no” on a school bond proposal - until Tuesday, that is. “Clarkston Community Schools has too much debt. The best thing we can do for the kids is to teach them that you don't borrow money for technology that is obsolete in 24 to 36 months. You live within your means,” said Schaller.
quote: Larry Matta, who voted against the bond, said he thinks so many people showed up at the polls because they were informed about the proposal. Matta said he thinks the board needs to “reorder priorities.” “I think, first of all, kids have to feel safe in their environment so they can focus on learning,” said Matta. “They won't be able to give every student an iPad or netbook, but they can certainly go wireless, upgrade equipment and do maintenance and repair.”
quote: My high school made us do calculus by hand, no calculators. We had to go to the library and read books and newspapers for research. We had 60-page reports that included interviews.
quote: I wonder how long these tablets will survive?
quote: Will an ipad last 10 years?
quote: will the ipad technology be relevant in 10 years?
quote: Who is going to maintain all these ipads?
quote: I calculated a cost of 577 for each tablet.
quote: fire the ones that don't perform
quote: They shouldn't "give" kids anything, most of these kids already have computers at home (they are just looking for handouts).
quote: What's that, Pot? The Kettle is black, you say? Intriguing!
quote: Let's get real. If Microsoft or it's flaccid OEMs had ever produced a table that wasn't a piece of shit Gates would be touting them as the next big thing in education, he's just pissed off because Apple dominates the tablet market.
quote: Let's get real. If Apple had ever produced an enterprise application that wasn't a piece of crap Cook (and Jobs before him) would be touting them as the next big thing in business, he's just pissed off because Microsoft dominates the desktop and server market.
quote: If Microsoft or it's flaccid OEMs had ever produced a table that wasn't a piece of shit