In recent years -- I've been an advocate of open source content and open source ways.
This is what victory looks like!
Faculty members fight high cost of textbooks: "He and hundreds of other faculty members have signed a statement of intent to use free, online, open-source textbooks whenever academically appropriate.It is GREAT to see front page coverage of open source advancements.
By the way, I had "open source" planks within my run for public office since the year 2000.
Meanwhile, in another education story in today's newspaper, on the front page of the local section, is the story that Pgh Public Schools is extending the school day by 10-minutes starting in the fall of 2008.
The benefit for education would be 100-times greater if schools and the PPS district would shift to OPEN SOURCE materials compared to the extending of the school day by 10-minutes.
All the computers should be running on open source operating systems.
All the text books should be in migration to open-source licenses.
All the content generated by the district should be placed firmly into the public domain. And, those rich landscapes of insights need to be harvested, bundled, toiled with and turned to for every task.
City school day to be 10 minutes longer Pittsburgh Public Schools officials are hoping it will give them a new opportunity to show that every minute counts in the race to raise student achievement.We should raise student achievement. And, I feel student achievement would soar to a much higher level by going to OPEN SOURCE materials throughout our public schools. This open source approach would do more than longer school days (by 10 blasted minutes) and do more to help the budgets as well.