The L.A. School District has decided to call it quits by next year for the free Apple iPad program to all 640,000 students within the district. What is the reason behind this move that theoretically speaking, would ultimately help students out and hopefully make them learn in a more efficient manner? It seems that some of the students who attend the Theodore Roosevelt High School had already hacked their iPad in just a week, which allows them to surf the Internet. This was deemed to be a security concern by the relevant parties so much so that the L.A. School District has decided to take the step to halt the program.
Originally, this deal by Apple with the educators included the supply of 35,000 iPads, and the rest of the students who were part of the program were supposed to receive their tablet in 2014. It does seem that the $1 billion program is now on shaky ground after students at Roosevelt realized that they could disable security restrictions on the iPad by deleting their personal profile, and this enabled them to visit blocked sites – where among them include the likes of Twitter and Facebook.
L.A. Unified School District Police Chief Steven Zipperman mentioned that there is no better time than now to stop the program before the word continues to spread on social media sites as to how to get around the security of the school issued iPads.
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