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RE: funding and computers

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Kimberly Anne Herbert (kimberly)
Mon, 4 Oct 1999 13:54:30 -0500

I think it depends on how scared the administration is of discrimination
lawsuits. In San Angelo the lower socio-economic and upper socio-economic
schools get things first. Middle class schools get caught in a squeeze,
can't threaten to sue, don't have the political power to demand. Our new
administration seems (from the outside) to be equalizing things more. At
least I haven't heard of them removing computers the PTA purchased with
fundraisers and moving them to "poorer" schools in the name of equity. As
recently as 5-7 years ago (when I moved here) some middle class schools
still had noisy, mildew producing swamp coolers instead of air conditioning.
This in district that goes back to school at the beginning of August in 100+
heat. On the other hand all 20 elementary school buildings were deemed
inadequate in a recent audit of facilities. The audit reflected the school
buildings not the teaching going on inside.
Kimberly Herbert

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Nancy Walkup
Sent: Monday, October 04, 1999 8:53 AM
To: softsnow;
Subject: Re: funding and computers

FYI: For the record, all lower socio-economic schools in Texas do not have
computers. I work with four such schools in Fort Worth who have access to
little or no computer technology (for teachers or students).