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CHARLES SUNDIN writes: (Deleted material about the duck) > > That is, a computer fee goes for computers. A tuition hike goes for ????? > It gets lost and you have to continue to fight for it. > I think that is why some feel that the fee route is better. It also > tells the students wh I have a question about a computer fee that has bugged me ever since I first heard about its existance. Do we have a fee for all teaching materials used in the classroom? 1. Do we charge a nickle each for students looking at a transparency on the screen? 2. Do we charge students a dime each time a video is shown in the classroom? 3. Do we charge each student who receives a sheet of paper handed out by the instructor to supplement the material in the textbook? 4. Are pay-stalls used in the restrooms? While I have listed some rather obvious and one could say trivial questions, each is based upon a technological advance in public schools and universities over the years, yes even including #4. Why a separate fee for computer use? If the school feels it is an absolute necessity to learning (and I doubt there would be any disagreement on this), the cost should be covered in the budget of the institution. If the instutition's budget doesn't have sufficient amounts listed to operate a computer lab, then when budget time arrives, a stronger case should be made for an increase in funding. If a strong case for the increase cannot be made, then there is some problem in communications within the administrative path. --- Fred W. Culpepper OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (Retired) email@example.com