More than likely, the money is not set to be a small lump sum to each school; rather, the money will likely be set up to fund grants. Hopefully the challenge grants fund some nice proposals that can help to improve schools all around the country.
Let's talk reality: the Ed Tech budget was slashed. Had the originally proposed budget been accepted on Capitol Hill, we might have been able to put Web 2.0 technology in almost every seat in every classroom in almost every public school in this country.
Mobile Wi-Fi PDAs for each kid hooked into desktop monitors. Each preloaded with educational Web 2.0 apps. Every public school kid in this country connected to the Web. Internet access as a civil right. That's what we've missed out on.
With all due respect for the reader's position, I don't want 'nice proposals for challenge grants'. I want access for all. Internet access as a civil right. Now.
Good luck with the grant writing.