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Are Supt. John Deasy's days numbered? They should be after cozy iPad deal
Are Supt. John Deasy's days numbered? They should be after cozy iPad deal

It sounded like a great idea at the time: L.A. would give students a boost into the 21st century by putting tech directly into their hands. The Los Angeles Unified School District would buy an Apple iPad for every student,  more than 600,000,  each loaded with educational software supplied by Pearson, a major education services company.  "In June 2013, the [Los Angeles] Board of Education approved a deal with the Apple/Pearson team after senior staff assured members that its proposal was both the least expensive and highest in quality, Pearson provided curriculum; Apple was to supply iPads," Howard Blume writes in The Times. Apple's sleek tablets appeared in...

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