“Parents in Ashburnham [Massachusetts] are questioning a school proposal to buy 150 new iPads for children in kindergarten,” MyFoxBoston reports.
“The idea is for the school district to purchase 150 iPads for children to use in class,” MyFoxBoston reports. “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.'””
MyFoxBoston reports, “So why kindergarteners? The superintendent, Dr. Michael Zapantis, says the idea is to start with the youngest kids, then eventually move up to the higher grades. “What we see in the iPad is the tool of the future that students can use in the classroom to expand their learning experiences.”
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