by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
According to the News & Observer,
The Wake County school system is planning to pay $16.25 million to purchase 17,000 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga laptop computers for school district staff to use.
Critics of charter schools claim that it is problematic for schools to contract with a for-profit charter management organization (CMO) for services. But the truth is that districts spend millions to purchase goods and services from for-profit companies, including giant multinational companies like Lenovo (LNVGY).