School boards are sometimes attracted to shiny things — like iPads. By purchasing 6,000 iPads, the board thinks it will revolutionize education, save textbook funds and cure the common cold in one fell swoop. But most of the students I have spoken with believe that this iPad scam is without any solid justification.
The district claims it wants to close the technology gap, but Corvallis, Ore. isn’t particularly resource-lacking. Most students have the basic resources available for homework and research, and students who don’t have access can utilize not only school computers but also library technology.