Los Angeles School District To Apple: Give Us Our Money Back!

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Los Angeles School District To Apple: Give Us Our Money Back!The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) wants Apple to refund millions of dollars for a program that they are no longer interested in participating in.

According to a report here, the deal had the school district agree to purchase iPads from apple for $768 each, and also buy a curriculum for $200 from Pearson, an Apple subcontractor.

The school district claims that not only were students discovering that the tablets were not operating as they normally should, a third of the 2,100 iPads went missing.

David Holmquist, the school district’s attorney, wrote a letter to Apple, in which he said “While Apple and Pearson promised a state-of-the-art technological solution for ITI [Instructional Technology Initiative, LAUSD’s internal name for the iPad program] implementation, they have yet to deliver it…As we approach the end of the school year, the vast majority of students are still unable to access the Pearson curriculum on iPads.”

He added that the district “will not accept or compensate Apple for new deliveries of [Pearson] curriculum.”

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