One Laptop Per West Virginia Child
While we have done a pretty good job of putting computers in West Virginia classrooms and getting broadband in the rural parts of West Virginia. We have done nothing to put laptops in the hands of every West Virginia child.
The economic reality is that not all WV families can afford to buy there children laptops. This is a disservice to the children of WV, and I call today for a private/public partnership to fund this project.
One laptop per WV child can be achieved with inexpensive netbooks running either Windows XP or linux. With this laptops children who do not currently have access to their own computers at home could write, make music, learn to program, and do homework.
If public funds are not made available, this project could be funded with private money from the WV blogging community, or from some other online donation model.
Please leave you suggestions as to how we can achieve one laptop per West Virginia child in the comments.