At the Surrey All Candidates meeting on November 5, 2008, a trustee-elect was asked if he would accept a donation of 100 computers even though it is corporate sponsorship. I don't take issue with accepting the donation; however, the justification surprised me.
It is acceptable to take the 100 computers because computers are not part of basic education. They are an extra....
WOW - It was hard to stay in my seat.
I am hoping that this candidate just hasn't been in a school and worked with children lately to understand how vital technology is to today's children. Assuming that technology is extra is just like considering you can live without it. A child that does not integrate technology into their learning today would graduate missing essential skills to communicate in today's reality.