I think I should keep this post ready in a template for 'copy and paste' every time an article comes up on this topic with iPads and schools.
"Frasier Speirs, is a teacher at a school in Scotland where he "designed and deployed the world's first whole-school 1:1 iPad deployment in 2010" - and has been running the program ever since. Their breakage rate is between 1-4% since the outset: I'd argue it's hard to get much better than that considering human nature, etc.
(he discusses it in the final third of this podcast following the recent Apple Education event: https://www.relay.fm/canvas/57)"
Sure, the repairability of iPads isn't great, but the amount of times they need to be repaired is also very low.....