That’s reality. GNU/Linux can help students and teachers find, create and present information in an educational setting very efficiently. That’s what a school that went 1:1 in students per PC found.
“A study conducted by the school since the inception of its PC computing program in 2005 indicates by the end of the first school year, students using ThinkPads spent 50 percent of their time on the PC in the Linux environment. This increased to 75 percent in the 2006-2007 school year, and 86 percent the 2007-2008 school year ending in June 2008..”
We do not need M$ to educate our children. We can get more bang for the money with free software and have more fun doing it, too.