The Associated Press reports that students and educators alike are lauding New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's initiative to provide laptop computers to the state's seventh graders. However, an audit has discovered flaws in the plan's implementation. Over three years, over 5,000 laptop computers have been purchased at a cost of $6.7 million. The Legislative Finance Committee estimated that if every seventh grader was provided with a laptop, it would cost about $35 million a year, but the committee questioned the cost of the computers and whether they are being integrated properly into the classroom......
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