Linked by David Adams on Thu 11th Dec 2008 00:14 UTC, submitted by jawbreaker
Humor A teacher in Austin, TX reprimanded a student for demonstrating Linux to his classmates and distributing free Linux CDs. She then goes on to contact Ken Starks of the HeliOS Project, who provided the CDs, and claim that "putting Linux on these machines is holding our kids back" and "No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful". Although she claims to have used Linux herself in college, she feels that "putting on a carnival show for an operating system is not helping these children at all". On the HeliOS blog, Ken Starks hints that this may be more than just ignorance of the teacher's part.
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"Hence, the teacher making statements she believes to be true."

That's not her job, otherwise she could also teach the kids that the Earth is plate-shaped, according to her own beliefs ? Creationism ain't that far away... Common', there's the InterNet, couldn't she just google-it (r) for "Linux" before claiming stupid and naïve things, or does she have to RTFM first ?


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