Detroit Free Press:  “Detroit Public Schools will spend $49 million in federal money to push technology in the district, including distributing 40,000 new laptop computers to students in grades 6-12 for use in class, as well as more than 5,000 new desktop computers.”  Meanwhile “DPS to lay off 88 school bus attendants who help special needs kids.”

See “Detroit porkulus dump: $49 million for laptops” and “DPS says teacher tried to pawn laptop.”  Michelle Malkin says:

“These technology infusions have turned out to be gesture-driven boondoggles and political payoffs that squander precious educational resources — and with little, if any, measurable academic benefits.”