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LAUSD iPad Costs Delay Student Use

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Here we go again, the cost for the IPad program keeps growing and growing.

By now we all know LAUSD is spending $1 billion dollars to give each student a iPad.  Now, district officials say the math and English curriculum installed on those iPads will expire in three years.  To get a new license for those courses will cost approximately $50 to $100 dollars a year, per iPad. The additional cost for that comes to about $60-million dollars annually.

This is a costly program that has had one problem after another.  One week after some of the iPads were issued, students hacked through the security system so they could use their iPads to surf the net.  But Critics say the bigger problem is that district officials have misled the public from the very beginning.

Originally, LAUSD said the curriculum they purchased would be owned by the District and that's why the iPad program was a bargain. But now they reveal  that's not the case at all.

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