We live in Somersert, near Writhlington School, and like most “realistic” parents have little choice, really, of where are children go to school.
I never asked for choice, just decent schooling like wot I got. (OK, I was privately done but there is no way, bar selling what useful body parts I have left, that I can afford it for our two…)
So, I was delighted when the school announced that ALL children would receive laptops. Brilliant idea. According to them…
When they announced it I thought, well, they can’t, er, actually type. Let alone bloody spell or put a comma where it should, go! 9-)
So we are then “bullied in” to paying for the damned thing. Thing is, we have 2 children. Twice the price is the price we pay for adopting twins not an African I guess. But then I’m not Madonna.
Now, it seems that the children can:
- Swap homework via USB stick
- Access various nefarious web sites
- Chat to one another during lessons using Skype
And, their education? God knows… I have made my living from computers (started on a ZX-81 to give you an idea!) and have no problem with them. However, this is a misguided (at best, I have my secret thoughts) approach and I urge you, when presented. Argue. There is “some good” in there but not enough to warrant.