When I first heard about the proposed laptop initiative for LaRue County students, I had a knee-jerk reaction. What? Purchase computers for students? Don’t they already have them at school?
I was raised by parents who grew up during the Great Depression. They didn’t expect to receive extras.
That’s why my first thought was that taxpayer money should not go toward providing computers to individual students. After all, nobody ever bought me a computer, much less a pencil, and I turned out OK – well, mostly.
But I’ve changed my mind.