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LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads

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KPCC article claims total program cost of $1.3 billion for 650,000 laptops, $2000 per unit. I don't work for schools or districts, but this sounds higher than it should be. (I got my refurb'ed iPad for $300 or so, which is my only basis of comparison.) Don't school districts get volume discounts? Or is this the usual and going rate for school stuff? I suppose compared to five or six textbooks per kid this could be comparable, but it still sounds expensive.

Am now waiting for Microsoft or Google to swoop in with their tablets as a free "we want to help" gift to the L.A. school district.

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