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L.A. school board moves forward with computer effort
Los Angeles Times ^ | January 14, 2014 | Howard Blume

Posted on 01/16/2014 7:57:36 PM PST by artichokegrower

The board votes to distribute iPads to 38 more campuses, start purchasing laptops for seven high schools and buy as many tablets as needed for state testing.

Continuing its efforts to provide every student with a computer, the Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday agreed to distribute iPads to 38 more campuses, begin the process of purchasing laptops for seven high schools and buy as many tablets as needed for new state tests in the spring.

In doing so, the board adopted the proposal of schools Supt. John Deasy rather than following the advice of an oversight panel that had recommended purchasing thousands fewer of the devices.

The goal of the $1-billion effort is to provide a computer to every student, teacher and administrator in the nation's second-largest school system.

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$1 billion to give every kid in the LA school district an iPad. And where are iPads made? And what could go wrong?

Los Angeles School Districts Take Tampered iPads Away From Students Oct. 2, 2013

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/ipad-los-angeles-school-districts-tampered-devices-students/story?id=20437505

1 posted on 01/16/2014 7:57:36 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

You can buy an android tablet for $59 at Wal-Mart
There must be about a billion in bribes in this from Apple.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 8:16:34 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: artichokegrower

We all know where this is going. Are these people being stupid on purpose?


3 posted on 01/16/2014 8:18:59 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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