Every school child in Los Angeles is to be given an iPad following a $30million deal with Apple. The Los Angeles Unified School District announced on Tuesday the decision after teachers voted iPads the cheapest product and the best quality in the market.
Cheapest really? The iPad is about the priciest major tablet.
iPads will now be handed out in 47 schools to give students from low-income households a better chance in the classroom as new national and state tests are to be taken on the devices.
Apparently the only thing standing in the way of educating low income students in Los Angeles was a high end tablet. Now that they have it, Einstein look out.
And how will this brilliant plan be paid for?
Supt. John Deasy said that the tablet project would be paid for using school construction bonds that are repaid over decades, according to the LA Times.
Which is exactly the purpose those bonds were intended for. Educrats scream that they need schools for the children and then turn around and blow the money and then demand more tax hikes for the children.
By only using Apple devices, the school district will pay out millions of dollars to the California-based company over the next two years.
Sounds like a good deal for Apple.
Mr Deasy and another board member did not take part in the vote on the iPads because each has stock in Apple. Each iPad will cost $678 which is more than the retail price because it comes with special educational software.
Of course. Isn’t it great how taxpayers get screwed so that Apple can get a sweetheart deal.