According to the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. school board has voted to distribute iPads to 38 more campuses. This is part of a $1-billion effort to provide a computer to every student, teacher and administrator in the nation’s second-largest school system.
The iPads will be shared by different classes during a six week test period.
According to the LA Times:
- Board member Monica Garcia said moving quickly was an educational imperative.
- “The whole point of this program is to revolutionize instruction,” Garcia said. Low-income students don’t get access “to what is a part of all our worlds today…. I don’t understand how cutting back what’s good is good for kids.”
- The proposal, approved unanimously, expands the iPad effort, which began in the fall at 47 schools.