L.A. Unified awards Apple $30-million contract for iPads


LAUSD superintendent John Deasy - who had previously appeared in promotional videos for Apple - negotiated a deal with Apple to purchase 35,000 iPads for $30 million. That works out to $857 per iPad, which suggests to me that the district's negotiators went easier on Apple than they would their teachers' union. Another source (http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_23489311/lausd-spending-30-million-buy-30-000-ipads) says the district is actually paying $678 per unit (which totals to $23.7 million) and the remaining money will be used to hire 15 "facilitators" and provide training and support.