The Los Angeles Unified School District is forging ahead in its $1 billion plan to roll out iPads to students. In a 6-1 vote, the board approved a modified plan to equip 600,000 with some type of electronic device. The merged compromise between Superintendent John Deasy and board member Monica Ratliff adds a pilot test of laptops.
“There were guys on the radio who sort of look like me and have my name who were saying ‘Oh, this is a great idea’ barking like seals,” joked Morning Answer co-host Brian Whitman. “What could possibly go wrong? Well, we learned a couple of things went wrong… they were hacked by the students so they were looking at porn and [social media] and some were stolen – well disappeared – we don’t quite know where they went.”
“And then when they disappeared, guess what the parents and the students didn’t have to pay to replace them,” mentioned co-host Elisha Krauss. “We did.”
Click on the player above to hear Brian Whitman and Elisha Krauss discuss the iPad program fail and what more is in store as the program continues.
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