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08-26-2014, 12:46 PM #1
Controversy Curtails iPad Deal with LA Unified School District
Last year, the academic world largely lavished praise -- at least at first -- upon the LA Unified School District when it struck a groundbreaking deal with Apple to supply a large number of students in the Los Angeles community with iPads for their academic work.
But the program itself has been mired in controversy since its inception, culminating in a suspension of the program this week. On Monday, L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy made the call to curtail the $1 billion-plus deal.
The suspension comes days after disclosures that the superintendent and his top deputy had especially close ties to executives of Apple, maker of the iPad, and Pearson, the company that is providing the curriculum on the devices. And an internal report that examined the technology effort showed major problems with the process and the implementation.
The LA Unified School District is the country's second-largest school system.
Source: LA Times
08-26-2014, 04:49 PM #2
So many reasons why this is a good thing...
08-26-2014, 05:43 PM #3