This reminds me of when the Salt Lake City School District and the Granite
School District each had their own student-run TV station. Their rational was
they were teaching high school students a "trade." But it was very
costly and they always had out-dated equipment as that is all they could afford.
Want to learn the trade using "old stuff?" Also there is a
very big expensive camera in Taylorsville High School and when the contractors
bid to build that school one asked a professional photographer that worked in a
very accomplished studio in the valley how important such expensive equipment
was for the students practical education. His reply was that he "could
teach any employee how to use theirs in about a half-day."So
this space thing might be fun and cool, but in this day and age can taxpayers
really afford it and what is the cost/benefit ratio from the esducation
received? Be careful to not answer too truthfully or the District just might
decide to raise property taxes again.