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    Default Parents V teachers over iPad

    It seems that the truth behind the iPad in schools scam is coming out as parents tell what's really happening more here

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    This sums it up: "Basically it was a sales pitch for Apple," she said. "
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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    The entire situation reeks.

    It will force out the families who don't have the cash to spare, and if that is the immediate result then that is what they are aiming for. The principle should be removed, and the board of trustees fired.

    or how about we tell them to shell out 15 grand each for a top of the line desktop PC to enable their "progression".
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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    My son is 5 and he has a laptop but only because I had a couple of spare ones lying around.
    No way in hell I will buy him a tablet and I sure as hell will NOT have any Apple device in this house.
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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    so everybody except the schools themselves sees a problem with year 7's or 9's having a $800-$1000 tablet??
    i can see so many dropping them

    just shows how ignorant the teachers are

    it's summed up perfectly at the end of the article( the ignorance of the teachers)
    "We've had an overwhelming response from teachers the more they get to know the potential of the tablet,"
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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Perhaps she is in the pay of crApple.
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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Individually owned tablets? Necessary, desirable or some other hidden (commercial)motive????? There is no doubt that in this day an age technology is important and the skills gained by teaching children how to use that technology to enhance their learning is fundamental. However, in the present climate of economic hardship it is extremely difficult for parents coerced into making what is seemingly a compulsory purchase and one , which for the vast majority would be low in the family's list of priorities. If "tablets" or for that matter are so important as a vehicle contributing to a child's education, then why is it not a government priority to to supply these? That is a 'tongue in the cheek' question because we all know what the answer is or should be. The country is in debt so why add to that unless it is absolutely necessary (not simply desirable)! Now translate that thinking to families.......many are struggling... why would anyone in the right mind want to deliberately add to that? Often decision makers are from those in the upper quartile of income earners and as such many have little or no concern for the struggling masses. I noted the consultation process mentioned in the news article and am certainly cynical about the possible...managed outcome????

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    I bet the school is getting either freebies or very cheap pads for the teachers because of all the other business they are generating.
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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Isn't there already such a relationship in place?, pretty sure that teachers are supplied heavily discounted items.
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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Just another form of CORRUPTION

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