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Re: [K12OSN] OT: Required use of IE by State DOE



Maybe what you need to do is contact the non-ruling party in your state
(if the governor is Republican, call the Democrats) and tell them about
it.  Politicians are really great at smear campaigns, and that might be
what's in order here.  "Governor so-and-so's administration spent
taxpayer dollars on a program that only benefits the largest corporation
in America" (to be accompanied by black and white video footage of the
governor making a mean face).

I realize it's not exactly what you were looking for, but maybe it's a
way to get these jerks to work for us for a change.

-Rob

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 05:24:36PM -0400, David Hopkins wrote:
> Eek, before it gets to much further, let me clarify that the 'mandate' is
> due to how they are implementing access to internal DOE state resources.
> This impacts the school, but the general public isn't likely to ever have
> access to these systems, and section 508 will only apply for disabled state
> employees most likely.   Teacher access from home might come into play. The
> issue is that the system is being designed around the use of IE to access
> the system (kind of similar to how the Pentamation SIS requires IE for
> administrative access).  If this was a system that the general public was
> expected to access, then it would be much simpler, but since it will mostly
> exist on the state intranet I think it might not be so easy.  Long term
> maintenance costs, expandability, and such are valid issues, just not
> sufficient necessarily to push them to change.
> 
> Sincerely,
> Dave Hopkins
> 
> On 3/15/07, Accessys smart net <accessys smart net> wrote:
> >
> >On Thu, 15 Mar 2007, Steven Santos wrote:
> >
> >> Can you aproach this as an unfunded mandate?
> >>
> >> The DOE is mandating you use IE, will they pay for it?
> >
> >especially if teachers require it's use from home or away from the
> >school/classroom
> >
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