After blocking Obama speech, school leader cites old technology, asks for cash

Image by Flickr user Louis Abate Image by 20090930-computer.jpg

After taking much flak for blocking Obama's speech to the nation's students, Superintendent Joe Pye, leader of Summerville's Dorchester District 2, is now asking for $200,000 to upgrade the district's network capabilities.

Pye said a lacking computer network stopped them from airing Obama's speech.

The Summerville Journal Scene has the story.

If the school district needs to upgrade its technology, then do it. But that isn't stopping them from airing Obama's speech: It was broadcast on C-SPAN, and I hear most schools have them fancy new "VCRs" and DVD players.

Filed in