Dear Region One Report:
The layoffs ARE about money. $194,000 for iPads!
The original argument was that the school could offset the cost of iPads because they could eliminate textbooks. That has turned out to be false. It turns out that it is more expensive to buy textbooks for iPads, and the school did know this when they started because publishers and retailers hadn’t decided how they would do it yet. They now have decided and it is way too expensive.
Some kids have no wi-fi at home. Without wi-fi, the iPads are attractive paperweights.
Most, maybe even all, of the faculty have reportedly failed to find any real benefit to using iPads over the traditional school laptops.