Letters to the Editor

U.S. kids could use cheap laptops, too

I see that laptops from the One Laptop Per Child project are now in Peru ("Little laptops bring the world to children in remote villages," Dec. 27, Page A-1). Why are American children not participating in any such program? By the time parents pay high housing costs, home insurance, taxes, car prices, gas prices, car insurance and family health insurance, some cannot afford computer and Internet charges.

I hope this is not going to be another problem such as jobs that say you need to speak two languages to apply. Since our country does not teach our kids a second language, I guess it only applies to jobs for foreign speakers.

CAROL CESENA

Modesto

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