John Deasy, the LAUSD superintendent, has called the billion-dollar iPad project a civil rights obligation that is necessary to give poor students the same access to technology that wealthier kids have.
Some teachers say it’s a misuse of limited resources, however.
“Classrooms are overcrowded, and my room has not been swept or mopped in years except by me and the students,” Roosevelt High School computer animation teacher Robert J. Moreau told the Times. “It would be great if the basics were met. I can’t get past that.”
Moreau expects that schools will eventually pay a price for the boondoggle.
“The next time we cry for money,” he told the Times, “this is going to be brought up as a big waste.”