Middle School Student Reprimanded for Promoting Linux

HeliOS MascotAccording to the HeliOS blog, a middle school teacher sent a nasty email to HeliOS, the nonprofit organization that supply computers to post-secondary school kids in the states of Arizona and Florida of the United States. These computers are all equip with the Linux operating system (OS) and other Open Source software.

In this email the teacher…

… observed one of my students with a group of other children gathered around his laptop. Upon looking at his computer, I saw he was giving a demonstration of some sort. The student was showing the ability of the laptop and handing out Linux disks. After confiscating the disks I called a confrence with the student and that is how I came to discover you and your organization. Mr. Starks, I am sure you strongly believe in what you are doing but I cannot either support your efforts or allow them to happen in my classroom. Continue reading “Middle School Student Reprimanded for Promoting Linux”