The Daily Bulletin of Ontario, Calif., reports that the Pomona (Calif.) Unified School District might have violated eRate purchasing rules three years ago when it spent $2.4 million on 460 high-end laptops for its teachers. To make matters worse, the teachers found these $3,573 laptops all but useless because they did not come with any preinstalled software. The district said the laptops were meant to be classroom servers, even though they were never used in this manner. One teacher said she ended up using the expensive laptop as a “glorified DVD player” in her classroom.
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