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L.A. Unified says it can't afford 'computer for all' plan
L.A. Unified says it can't afford 'computer for all' plan

Los Angeles Unified schools Supt. Ramon C. Cortines said Friday that the district cannot afford to provide a computer to every student, signaling a major reversal of his predecessor's ill-fated $1.3-billion effort to distribute iPads to all students, teachers and school administrators. Instead, Cortines said, the L.A. Unified School District will try to provide computers to students when they are needed for instruction and testing. "I don't believe we can afford a device for every student," Cortines said. "Education shouldn't become the gimmick of the year." For former Supt. John Deasy, who resigned under pressure in October, the ambitious iPad plan...

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