Teachers love iPads, but education managers who don't teach love them even more. At one point in the recent past it appeared that a KPI for education was the ratio of iPads to pupils. It didn't matter if they sat in cupboards flat or that they were nicked. They just had to show they'd spent a lot of money on Apple kit and all was good.
iPad = educashun = digital
Shiny and political buzzword compliant.
They never had any idea what to do with the fucking things and still don't.
I accept fully that there are circumstances where a tactile display are very useful and that there apps on the Apple store which are genuinely wonderful for kids with special needs.
But the rest? Shiny shite.
And they're a bastard to set up in a multiuser environment where the users are fundamentally evil.