iPads 2s for kids — what a great idea. Not to worry, they will be paid for with a grant, said the outgoing Auburn School District administrator. Suddenly they are part of the school budget, a little from here and there.
Grants, well those expired in June (school department officials knew that all along).
Data to support going forward? Nope, nothing solid yet, so let's go buy them anyway. Oh, don't worry, we will have a study done.
Have to love the school department administration. They do whatever they want and then try to make the public fear the worst with, "It's your kids' future for goodness sake. Think about your kids."
I went through school just fine and had no issues without the need for unproven baby-sitting devices.
If the school department can afford iPads, then the public approved too much money for the budget and should request some back.
And if it's such a great program, why hasn't Apple donated them?
Mark Simpson, Auburn