Mandating Wifi be provided in Public Schools and Buses

 S.51 would mandate the General Assembly appropriate funds to provide wifi (wireless internet) in all public schools. Once all public schools have access to wifi the bill would mandate funds be appropriated to provide wifi in public schools buses; and would further require these buses be made available to students on non-school days. This is a low priority expenditure. Students have long received an education without access to wireless internet, and there’s no reason to believe it is vital to receive an education today. If school districts wish to have access to wireless internet, its installation and maintenance should be funded at the local level. On the state level there are many other items that should take funding priority over the installation of wifi in schools and buses.

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