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L.A. schools Supt. Deasy defends his dealings with Apple, Pearson
L.A. schools Supt. Deasy defends his dealings with Apple, Pearson

Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy on Tuesday issued his most extensive and passionate defense yet of his actions involving Apple and Pearson, the companies that received the major contract in a $1.3-billion technology program. He asserted that he did nothing improper before or during the bidding process. Under the plan, Apple was to provide iPads to every student, teacher and campus administrator in the nation's second-largest school system. Pearson was to provide the curriculum. Last week, however, Deasy halted future purchases under that contract, saying that Los Angeles Unified needed to start anew to include "lessons learned" about the project and to benefit from...

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