For an Project Manager to have a tone like your last message, no wonder schools are in trouble.
The BSF builds I have been doing in and around london over the past 4 years, Apple kit accounts for 40% on kit installed.
I am in a school right now, who haven't got one single ICT room, they have gone for a mobile device per student, and the choice is apple.
Another school in Medway, they have just removed ALL PCs from the network, issues each kid with an iPad, and installed IMacs in all ICT room.
IMO the reason why more and more schools don't go down the same route is because they have a scared network admin team who think crap.. Macs... I don't know how to look after them, oh lets call them crap and tell the school they are no good and they will stick with PC's Phew job safe.
So with RM pulling out form the hardware market, do I think its a good choice, well maybe I can remember back in the days when a single PC sales or Laptop use to net around £500+ profit per device, not I would be surprised if RM make £50 per device.
Sad to see it go, as an RM machine was one I use to use in school but times change, and I think Apple is going to be the way forward for schools.