Friday, August 05, 2005

Judge Blocks Laptops For Students: In Whose Interest?

The voters of Cobb County Georgia approved a sales tax increase in order to fund a variety of school-related projects. Among the designated uses was the "refreshing of technology in the classrooms."

The county's elected school board decided that a good use of the money would be to lease Apple iBook G4 laptop computers for each of the county's 63,000 students and teachers.

A former county commissioner filed a lawsuit alleging that the purchase would be an incorrect expenditure of tax revenue.

A Superior Court judge has now ruled against the school board, and has halted distribution of the computers.

Consider reading
the whole story.

So... was the judge's decision to block the school board's action an example of the obstruction of progress or the safeguarding of the public good?
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