[IAEP] Sugar Digest 2009-09-03

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 22:52:22 EDT 2009

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 9:33 AM, Walter Bender<walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> === Sugar Digest ===
> 1. The car allowance rebate system (CARS), more commonly known as the
> “Cash for Clunkers” program, was used to bail out the US auto
> industry. People who had purchased gas guzzlers were rewarded with
> $4500 towards the purchase of a more fuel-efficient car.  Of course
> there was no subsidy for those of us who commute by bicycle—I could
> use some new panniers.
> Maybe it is time to bail out the US education industry. When will the
> US government announce the "Sugar for Clunkers"? It would work a bit
> differently than the car program in that with Sugar, there is no need
> to subsidize the purchase of replacement hardware—we'll have to find
> another program to bail out the computer industry. Simply replace the
> clunker software that most schools are using—Windows 2000 or Windows
> XP—with Sugar.  Sugar is, of course, free—as in speech and as in beer.
> Any government subsidy could go towards teacher workshops. “Yes we
> can!”

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has been going on about the $90
billion for education in the stimulus bill. Have you looked?

> -walter
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> Walter Bender
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Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
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