Todays news. Gordon Brown is pledging £300 million so that 270,000 families can get laptops for the kids schoolwork. Now when I was at school that worked out at over £1100 per laptop. Gordon, you need to visit HUKD coz you're wasting a lot of our money if you're getting stitched up at £1100 a pop! We could probably save a small fortune from his £300 million and pay for him to have some private maths tuition!
Gordon Brown will promise free laptops and broadband access for 270,000 low income families so that they can better follow their children's progress at school.
In what aides described as a sign of his commitment to "aspiration", the Prime Minister will say he wants every household to have broadband access to the internet.
The aim is to get all families linked up to their children's schools via the internet and access progress reports on attainment, behaviour and other needs.
To make that achievable, he will pledge £300 million of investment to help poorer families who might not otherwise be able to afford it.http://www.homeaccess.org.uk/Information-for-parents/