Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Common Sense in Education Strikes Again

In today's world, it is imperative that our children become computer literate at an early age, but that should not be at the cost of the three Rs, Reading, Riting and Rithmatic. Obama has appropriated over $1 billion of your tax dollars to provide broadband to rural areas, the purpose of which is to help rural children compete in the world of education. This seems like a lot of money, knowing that it will only increase borrowing and the deficit, but many billions of dollars have been spent in the last year on more wasteful things.

A recent study points out that maybe providing broadband access to the rural areas will not have the effect Obama is predicting. Maybe there will be more "unintended consequences" and, instead of reading and studying, the kids will be playing video games.

The author of this Townhall article believes the cost of the study could have been saved, since every parent of school age children already knew the answer.

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