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What did Idaho Pledge to Pay for High School Laptops?

on November 2, 2012

Answer: $180 million.

The state of Idaho announced it would provide laptops to all high school students by 2015. The price tag for a contract with Hewlett Packard rings up at $180 million, according to Stateline.

But the fate of a 2011 law that requires these laptop expenditures hangs on the votes of Idaho residents on Nov. 6. Proposition 3 asks voters to decide whether the legislation that requires computers and online courses for high school graduation should be repealed.


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