Free Software can be a valuable resource in education. Not only can it be technically or pedagogically superior to proprietary alternatives, but it can also promote the values of the GNU project in the schools:
Today, many students and schools don’t even know about Free Software or the great advantages it brings. At the same time, software knowledgeability is required for more and more tasks, and Free Software has a distinct advantage in this field. If you are one of those kept in the dark until now, please read some of the informational material we’ve put together here.
Here is some information we have collected about the relationship between the GNU project and education (you can see more relationships by reading the history of the GNU project). Please send your comments and suggestions about this information to GNU & Education mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org