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Educators should “start clearing their heads about notions that computers are expensive. Every child should have a computer like an Apple II.” Mr. Papert noted that New York City schools spend more than $30,000 on a student over the course of his 13 years of public schooling. If the computer were priced at its manufacturing cost, he said, it would cost no more than $1,000 to equip a student throughout his formal schooling.” (Seymour Papert)

Euchner, C. (1983) Seymour Papert’s ‘Microworld’: An Educational Utopia in Education Week. May 18, 1983. Accessed from http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/1983/05/18/03200027.h02.html

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