[K12OSN] Best approach to calm the school's administration about Linux?

Calvin Park csitech at davisny.edu
Fri May 28 18:55:30 UTC 2004

I would for Davis College, a small Christian/Bible College in upstate
New York. We are switching our Student Computer Center to K12LTSP over
the summer. So, certainly Linux is being used at this college, as well
as other colleges here in the states. That might help to calm some of
their fears. 


On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 14:49, Joseph Bishay wrote:
> Hello,
> After finally setting up everything and having the lab running 
> smoothly, some issues have arisen.
> It seems rumours within the school's administration/board abound that 
> the lab we have is totally useless for preparing students for future 
> computer use/education.
> Background: we are a small private Christian elementary school with a 
> very limited budget and basic staffing. The school board is also made 
> up of people who have no experience in teaching (mostly business 
> people) and they don't interact with the school directly (IE: they're 
> completely out of touch).
> What would be the best way to reassure them that the system we have 
> IS able to prepare the students for the future (IE: Doesn't need to 
> be Windows)? Note that in our area (Toronto) there is no ministry-
> mandated computer curriculum, so essentially the lab is used as a 
> reference room for other subjects. 
> Thanks,
> Joseph
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Calvin Park
Assistant for Linux Systems
Computer Services Department
Davis College: A Practical college of Bible and Ministry

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