I haven't had the chance to read all of this so far, but just to
pitch in about the mother / mobile, teacher who doesn't know linux
To say that students can't learn linux if their teacher doesn't know
it well enough to teach them, is for the want of a better term, a load
of bollocks. Students learn about their computer from using their
computer. They learn from forums/fora. They learn from participating
on online technical communities. They learn from having a metaphoric
itch, various ways of scratching that itch. They don't always need to
be spoon-fed by a teacher to learn various things.
Granted, if the teacher is going to teach about video-editing,
word-processing, graphics manipulation, or any other specific subject,
then they should have a working knowledge of that subject. They don't
need to have an in-depth knowledge of Linux, unless they're going to
teach operating system theory on the machines.
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