It seemed like a good idea at the time: give every student a laptop computer to improve their academic potential. As is so often the case with what passes for thought among liberals, the idea's been backfiring, big-time: kids break them, the dog eats them, they get stolen, and then there are the security issues. It doesn't really matter how much security software is loaded onto each laptop (degrading performance substantially in the process), because the kids find ways around it. As one school IT guy notes:
“There is no more determined hacker, so to speak, than a 12-year-old who has a computer,” said Crocamo.
And so, having spent millions of dollars, latops are increasingly being confiscated, stashed, and targeted for destruction (at even greater cost). They're just more trouble than they're worth.