You ready to feel jealous about a bunch of schoolkids? The San Diego Unified School District has just purchased some 26,000 iPads for its students, marking one of the largest ever iPad education deployments. That’s an outlay of $15 million for 340 classrooms — $370 a pop, thanks to educational pricing — which the district is funding through Proposition S, which set aside money for “up-to-date classroom technology.”
So, what do you think? Is this a canny investment into making the K-12 classrooms more tech-savvy, and educating children in modern media? Or a huge waste of taxpayer dollars on tech that’s going to be obsolete in a year or two — and probably won’t make it to the schools that really need it, anyway?