As our Front Page story makes clear, school technology programs from coast to coast are in trouble. That's because state budgets are in crisis. According to the American Legislative Exchange Council, state budget deficits will total more than $95 billion through the end of 2004.

Just last January in this space, I suggested a quick fix for this whole fiscal mess. Step 1: Extract federal taxes from those U.S. multinationals whose corporate headquarters miraculously became P.O. boxes in the Bahamas and similar island retreats. Step 2: Divert to state coffers the $70 billion in taxes


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