Post Reply Corrupt LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy
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Posted 10/25/13
So apparently this guy spearheaded the $1 billion LAUSD(Los Angeles Unified School District)-iPad/Apple initiative and didn't disclose that he owned Apple stocks or that he received financial kickbacks from this deal, which he was supposed to do. LAUSD have already purchased $30 million iPads in phase 1 of this initiative. Now he is set to resign or he will be fired, but keep all his money anyway. I guess when the contractors were bidding for this, iPad competitors were offering $200 less per device and still lost the bid.

To make things worse, many schools have stopped using the iPads due to various issues- students able to hack it for personal use/access to restricted/unauthorized websites, students unable to use because LAUSD forgot to factor in cost to buy accompanying keyboards, etc. It's not like LAUSD is swimming in money... so sad.

Unethical stuff like this really ruins my day...

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Posted 10/25/13
Not like I had that much hope in humanity to begin with.
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49 / M / In
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Posted 10/25/13
Mom use to work for LAUSD and she even said it's one of the most poorly runned school districts in the countery
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23 / M / California
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Posted 10/25/13
This things happen all over the Place not just here and just to be bold there never going to stop. People are easily motivated to do Something That only benefits them self.

And also I just found it funny that they did not expect the students to Hack the ipads that was just there Fault on thinking that would happen.
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Posted 10/25/13
Honestly, why do kids need an iPad to learn? Just sell them for twenty bucks,
I'm pretty sure it's costs only five to make them in china anyways.
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Posted 10/26/13

indri3269 wrote:

Not like I had that much hope in humanity to begin with.


Perhaps hope isn't to be found anywhere except in humanity's willingness to correct its mistakes.
Posted 10/26/13
Hope is a mentality deficit.
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19 / M / Livingston, Louis...
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Posted 10/26/13
Why they give kids Ipads in school is beyond me.

My brother came over for the weekend. His school gave the kids an Ipad they can take home. Granted, it's parental-locked to prevent them from oh, say...Browsing porn on it, but still...They can download apps, and generally fuck around with the things.

Kids do not need Ipads to learn. I know we're moving into a digital age, but really? Ipads for school?
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25 / M / Sydney, Australia
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Posted 10/26/13
Some people care about money more than they care about students.


I don't know why these people choose to work with students if they only care about money; just go into the Business sector. (rhetorical question)
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Posted 10/26/13 , edited 10/26/13
Yup... some people suddenly stopped caring when it comes to education nowadays.
Times are changing in the worst way.
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