[ubuntu-uk] Persuading a school to switch

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Mar 28 18:41:06 GMT 2008

Dianne Reuby wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-03-26 at 13:19 +0000, Stephen O'Neill wrote:
>> I hear that a number of network admins are teachers that fell into the
>> role part time through a coincidence of knowing how to use a computer,
>> not because of their being specialists. I imagine that it's only the
>> larger schools that have budgets to staff the role full time, and I
>> haven't personal experience of how they go about filling their positions.
> Not so long ago I did a DTP course - the teacher couldn't help on a
> question I had, she was a maths teacher. Admin had said basically "DTP
> is computers, computers do maths, therefore the maths dept will teach
> this evening class"!
> Dianne

That's really bad.  I thought the teachers would at least have a say in 
it.  When I was at secondary school the IT teacher taught a Pascal 
course (it was covering the basics of Pascal programming on RM Pascal). 
  At least he knew what he was talking about (plus he inspired me into 
being a technician).  Shame I lost touch with him, although if he's 
reading this, if I mention Lemmings and me being banned from the school 
network he might recognise my name.


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