reports on the ongoing fight between parents and children over which high-tech devices are most needed for schoolwork. While parents want kids to use handhelds and graphing calculators ofr learning, the students themselves see technology as a status symbol. The article notes that if kids are "buying a laptop, they're more likely to care about what it looks like on the outside," and one expert notes: "Kids are growing up with electronics in every aspect of their lives, and parents just don't understand that culture."...

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