Computer cash in lap of chaos

| 5 February 2013 | Reply

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Australia’s federal government scheme providing high school students with laptop computers is on the brink of collapse, leaving parents with hefty bills and educators with a chaotic start to the school year.

Funding for the program runs out in June, after the then prime minister, Kevin Rudd, made a promise in 2007 – renewed in 2010 – to give all high school students a laptop.

Educators say that, without federal funding, ageing laptops cannot be replaced or maintained.

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