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iPads in schools cost Los Angeles schools over a $1billion and now they are ditching the project

Labour launched their schools policy and one of the key planks was their free loan scheme for iPads.

Sounds good right?

I mean nowhere else in the world has ever tried doing this have they?

Labour really cracked out an innovative policy this time didn’t they?

Nope on all three counts.

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s plan to give every child an iPad?at a cost of $1 billion to taxpayers?drew universal criticism after numerous problems arose. For one thing, when the devices were broken, lost, or stolen, it wasn’t clear whether parents, the schools, or the kids themselves were responsible. Tech-savvy?students easily broke through the firewalls administrators had installed to keep them from using the devices to visit social media websites. This prompted some schools to prohibit the use of the iPads at home, when students are away from teacher supervision, even though one of the major intended functions of the iPad program was to give kids a homework aid.

The entire thing was an unmitigated disaster?a clear example of real life trumping the good intentions of bureaucrats

But LAUSD has clearly learned its lesson, right??Wrong:

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