tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1207631841501940575.post7445684592004749531..comments2019-09-17T03:36:27.313-04:00Comments on A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville: What happened at the Council meeting of 2/4/2013: Borrowing money to buy laptops.Unknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1207631841501940575.post-16398966244096898172014-02-08T17:29:56.649-05:002014-02-08T17:29:56.649-05:00Thanks, I had done done the math. Thanks, I had done done the math. Rod Williamshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16077232856427860278noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1207631841501940575.post-26080320229357600432014-02-06T03:53:17.999-05:002014-02-06T03:53:17.999-05:00Ok, I took old-fashioned math....not Common Core m...Ok, I took old-fashioned math....not Common Core math....so correct me if I'm wrong. There are roughly 81,000 total students in the Nashville school system (Wiki numbers, not mine). You can buy from Best Buy.....the cheapest reasonable laptop they have at $249 (Samsung Chromebook), and if you sat down and said you'd buy bulk....they'd reduce the price to likely $220. But, let's assume $249 is the price for a decent laptop. With this.....you could buy 24,000 Chromebooks. It seems like a fairly high ratio, and there's odd factor that you ought to consider. You can figure on average....at least five percent of the laptops will be destroyed in the first year (accidents or otherwise). By the fourth year, they will need to be replaced. So this $6 million loan....basically gets you through four years at best, then you repeat this whole exercise. And the necessity to test via laptops? Who said this was necessary? I mean....for decades.....pen, pencil and paper were fairly sufficient. Now? <br /><br />So, my challenge. When they put out the contract to buy these....which they won't dare talk in public about who they bought them from.....you ought to dig. This guy or company....has a connection back to those who voted on the $6 million. A relative or friend....but there's likely some gimmick at work here. R Hammondhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07661743281187855265noreply@blogger.com