- Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Sandy Banks says some of the controversy around distributing iPads in Los Angeles schools is from distrust over whether the district can run the program wisely.
- Apart from that, she says there's another big stumbling block: The schools must convince people that its mostly poor students deserve tablets.
- The superintendent sees an issue of class in the controversy: "The issue is not money, not deployment, not training, not financing. It's, 'Yes or no, do these kids deserve this?'"
The $1 billion iPad rollout in Los Angeles has been plagued with problems, including security glitches that let students access unauthorized websites and confusion over who is financially responsible for the tablets if they break. For more information, read our 4 lessons L.A.'s iPad rollout can teach everyone.