In an unusual twist to the idea of mobile computing in schools, the president of a Florida teachers union said the state could save millions of dollars by giving laptop computers to all high school students and teachers.

To help meet the requirements of a new state law reducing average class sizes, United Teachers of Dade County President Pat Tornillo proposed to Gov. Jeb Bush Feb. 10 that the state convert 1,680 high school computer labs into classrooms and give laptops to the students and teachers instead.

Tornillo estimates that...

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