英語で読む: Uruguay, laptop for every pupil

From Global Times Canada
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Uruguay has joined the small number of nations providing a laptop for every child attending state primary school. Uruguay is part of the “One Laptop Per Child” scheme, an organisation set up by internet pioneer Nicholas Negroponte. His original vision was to provide laptops at $100 (£61) but they proved more expensive. The Uruguay programme has cost the state $260 (£159) per child, including maintenance costs, equipment repairs, training for the teachers and internet connection.

Homework
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. What do you think about the “One Laptop Per Child” scheme? What could be its positive and negative consequences?
2. Would you like this policy to be adopted in Japan? Why (not)?
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.

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