School Cuts Staff, Then buys 150 iPads for kindergartners

0 Posted by - May 25, 2011 - Economics, Science

 School Cuts Staff, Then buys 150 iPads for kindergartners*Taken from My FOX NY. Video at link.

Parents in Ashburnham are questioning a school proposal to buy 150 new iPads for children in kindergarten.

The idea is for the school district to purchase 150 iPads for children to use in class. Parents would be given the option to lease them for 25 dollars a month for two years. At the end of the two year term, the parents would own them.

Some question if this is the best use of taxpayer money. Catherine Adair has children in school at Briggs Elementary. She tells FOX 25, “We have no Vice Principal. We have a very bare bones staff. I don’t think kindergartners having iPads is the best expenditure of taxpayer money.”

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