When Congress starts to debate education funding in coming weeks and months, keep the following headlines in mind. All of them refer to federal dollars that flowed from the $100 billion education stimulus.

At Avondale Elementary, 90 new iPads help students ?app'ly themselves

Florida Schools giving away $350,000 worth of ipods?using stimulus money

Detroit Public Schools: 40,000 kids to get laptops from stimulus funds

Senators criticize using stimulus money on iPods

Rather than get snarky, let me admit: These purchases probably did stimulate the economy.

-Mike Petrilli

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